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NPWJM 2019, 7(24): 82-92 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of transdiagnostic treatment by Unified Protocol on Symptoms of anxiety and depression comorbidity in housewives mothers
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Introduction: The aim of the present study was to determine the efficacy of the Unified Protocol (UP) for transdiagnostic treatment on comorbid symptoms of depression and anxiety of housewife mothers. 
Methods: This investigation was carried out as a semi experimental test on 30 housewives mothers from a schools in the Alborz province with comorbid depression and anxiety, subsequent to primary clinical assessment and obtaining study requirements were selected and randomly assigne to either transdiagnostic treatment (n =15) or a waiting list control group (n =15). The experimental group received 12 weekly transdiagnostic sessions. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were used as outcome measures. The questionnaires were administered immediately before and after the intervention and 3 months following the termination of the intervention. For analyzing the achieve data, Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used.
Results: The final results showed that by implementing the Unified Protocol, depression and anxiety symptoms of the participating housewife mothers, significantly decreased with p< 0.01 and p< 0.05, respectively.
Conclusion: The comparison between experimental and control group shows that, using Unified Protocol leads to reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms in the experimental group rather than control group.
Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Transdiagnostic Treatment, Unified Protocol, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/06/5 | Accepted: 2020/06/5 | Published: 2020/06/5

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