The Effectiveness of Emotion Focused Therapy on Resilience and Hope of Patients with Breast Cancer

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.

2 Family Counseling Department, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Psychology, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran.

4 Family Counseling Department, Science and Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Introduction: In addition to medical and pharmaceutical intervention and support, women with breast cancer also need psychological intervention. This research was conducted with the aim of determining the effectiveness of emotion focused therapy (EFT) on the resilience and hope of breast cancer patients.
Method: The research method was quasi-experimental with a pre-test-post-test design with a control group. 35 people as a research sample from the community of women with breast cancer in Region 5 of Tehran city in 2021 were selected using the available method and were randomly replaced in two experimental and control groups. The required findings were collected using resilience and hope questionnaires in two pre-test and post-test sessions and were analyzed using the covariance method.
Results: The findings of the research showed that the mean scores of the post-test of resilience and hope were different in the experimental group, and the results of covariance analysis showed that EFT is effective in improving the resilience and hope of breast cancer patients (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Therefore, EFT can be used to increase the resilience and hope of breast cancer patients.


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