Volume 3, Issue 2 (11-2019)                   SBRH 2019, 3(2): 369-377 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.18502/sbrh.v3i2.1782

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1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
2- Yazd University
Abstract:   (770 Views)
Background: Music therapy as a scientific approach plays an important role in the treatment of some psychopaths. Therefore, the present study aims at investigating the effectiveness of music therapy on the quality of life and improvement of syndrome in women suffering from dysthymia.
Methods: The research project was quasi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test and control group. All the women suffering from dysthymia who approached to psychological clinics of Yazd in 2018 contained the statistical population of the study. 30 of them were selected by purposive sampling method and were randomly categorized into experimental and control groups (15 persons). Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) were filled before and after intervention by people. Music therapy has been experimented on experimental group for 4 weeks and during 1 month. The findings were analyzed by SPSS-21 and covariance analysis.
Results: Findings showed that the scores of subjects in the variables of life quality were significantly different from those in the variables of syndrome development and music therapy had a significant effect on quality of life and the improvement of syndrome among women in experimental group.
Conclusion: As a result, participating in music therapy sessions could increase the level of life quality and syndrome improvement among women suffering from dysthymia.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2019/03/10 | Accepted: 2019/07/29 | Published: 2019/11/18