The Effectiveness of Improving the Quality of Life Therapy on Anxiety and Quality of Life in Women with Vitiligo

Document Type : Scientific-research


1 Department of Psychology, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 - Professor, Department of pharmacology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran



Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of psychotherapy based on improving quality of life on anxiety and quality of life in women with vitiligo. Method: The present study was a quasi-experimental study .The statistical population of this study included all women with vitiligo skin disease referred to Isfahan Dermatology and Leishmaniasis Research Center, among which, 20 people were selected by available sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups (10 people for each group). Both groups completed Beck Anxiety Questionnaire (1988) and Quality of Life Dermatology (2004) as a pre-test and after completing eight sessions of psychotherapy based on improving quality of life (one 90-minute session per week for eight weeks), the post-test was performed again and one month later for the control and experimental groups. The collected data were analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance in SPSS.23 software. Results: Based on the findings of repeated measures analysis of variance, it was found that psychotherapy based on improving quality of life reduced the average anxiety scores and increased the quality of life of women with vitiligo. Conclusion: Considering that psychotherapy based on improving the quality of life has an effect on anxiety and quality of life in women with vitiligo, so teaching this therapeutic approach is recommended as an effective intervention method to reduce anxiety and improve the quality of life of women with vitiligo.


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