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Effect of expressive writing Pattern on the decreasing of rumination, depression and stress in divorced women

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.7, No. 3)

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Page : 76-86

Keywords : Expressive writing pattern; Rumination; Depression; Stress; Divorced women;

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Introduction: Ruminantion is one of the most important components of depression which has been considered as an important factor in creation and maintanance of depressed mood over two decades. Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the expressive writing pattern in decrease of rumination and depression, and stress in divorced women of Shahin Shahr. Method: This research was a semi experimental design with a pretest-posttest design. The population was all divorced women of the welfare organization who had been referred to counseling centers of Shahin Shahr in 2017. Simples sampling were selected and randomly assigned in to two experimental (15) and control (15) groups. The experiment group was trained in 4 sessions under the group's training of writing pattern. The subjects of both groups were evaluated in two stages, pre-test and post-test by the Dass and ruminal questionnaire –reflection. the Data were analyzed by paird t-test, independent t-test and covariance analysis. Results: The results of this study showed that writing expression pattern significantly decreased the depression, stress, and rumination in divorced women (P<0.001). Conclusion: The expression writing pattern intervention is an effective method for decreasing depression and stress and rumination of divorced women. Therefore it can be used as a method in order to treat and reduce the psychological consequences of divorce.

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