Volume 12, Issue 2 (8-2021)                   JAP 2021, 12(2): 49-61 | Back to browse issues page

Ethics code: IR.PNU.REC.1398.129‎‏ ‏

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1- Payame Noor University
2- Payame Noor University , srezaeidehnavi@pnu.ac.ir
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Aims and background:: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of positive  psychotherapy on the perception of pain in people with chronic tension headaches.
 Methods and Materials: The experimental method was semi-experimental with pre-test-post-test design with control group. The statistical population of the study consisted of all patients with chronic tension headache referred to the private clinics of neurologists and a hospital in Shahreza city in 2018. For this purpose, 30 people were selected by targeted sampling method (according to research criteria)  and were placed  randomly in two experimental and control groups (15 experimental group and 15 control group). The experimental group was trained 8 positive 90-minute sessions of positive psychotherapy. The measuring instrument included a daily checklist of Blanchard's headache (1992). Univariate analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed that positive psychotherapy significantly reduced pain perception in people with chronic tension headache.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that positive psychotherapy is effective in reducing the pain perception of people with chronic tension headaches
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Chronic pain managment
Received: 2020.12.23 | Accepted: 2021.04.8 | Published: 2021.08.1

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