Effect of Compassion-Focused Therapy on Body Image and Marital Satisfaction in Women with Breast Cancer

Javad Khalatbari, Vahid Hemmati Sabet, Habibeh Mohammadi
2018 Iranian Quarterly Journal of Breast Disease  
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of compassion focused therapy on body image and marital satisfaction in women with breast cancer. Methods : This research utilized a pre-test and post-test semi-experimental design with a control group. A total of 30 subjects were selected from women with breast cancer presenting to Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran in 2017. They were then randomly assigned to experimental
more » ... nd control groups (n=15 for each group). The experimental group received a compassion focused therapy for eight sessions of 90 minutes, but the control group did not receive any intervention. The research instruments were body image questionnaire of Cash (2000) and Enrich marital inventory of Fowlers and Olson (1989). Data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of covariance .
doi:10.30699/acadpub.ijbd..11.3.7 fatcat:teorypggh5gttgbwd5gttpn2jq