Effectiveness of Metacognitive Therapy on Quality of Life and Mental Strength in Divorced Women in Tehran

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Leila Feraghat, Ani Babajanian


The present study was conducted in order to investigate metacognitive therapy on quality of life and mental strength in divorced women in Tehran. The research method was a quasi-experimental research with a pre-test and a post-test with a control node. The sample size included 26 people from the knowledge of divorced women in Tehran in 1401, and this sample group was investigated in two control groups (13 people) and experimental group (13 people). To check the quality of life, the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire (2002) and the Clough Mental Strength Questionnaire (2002) were used. Metacognitive therapy for 10 60-minute sessions based on Wells' metacognitive therapy was performed on the experimental group during two months. Descriptive statistics and then multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) were used to analyze the results. The findings showed that metacognitive therapy leads to improvement of the quality of life and mental strength of divorced women in Tehran in the experimental group. Based on this, metacognitive therapy can be used to improve the quality of life and increase the psychological strength of divorced women.

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