The Effectiveness of Psychodrama in Improving Quality of Life among Opiate-dependent Male Patients | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


The Effectiveness of Psychodrama in Improving Quality of Life among Opiate-dependent Male Patients

Author(s):Saeed Dehnavi, Mahin Bajelan, Setareh Javaher Pardeh, Hamideh Khodaviren and Zahra Dehnavi5

The current paper aimed to investigate the effectiveness of psychodrama therapy in the improvement of the quality of life(QOL) for opiate-dependent male patients. It was aquasi-experimental research study, using pre-and posttesting plan with a control group. A total of 30 individuals were selected among male clients with opiate dependence, who were referred to addiction treatment clinics in Kermanshah (Iran) and successfully passed the detoxification programs, by a convenience sampling technique. The subjects were randomly placed into two experimental and control groups. The experimental group participated in a twelve-session psychodrama therapy plan for 6 weeks, while the control group received no intervention. In order to collect data, the SF-36 questionnaire was applied. Data analysis was performed by analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The ANCOVA results revealed that there is a significant difference between two groups in the post-test stage. As seen from the findings, the psychodrama intervention can be used as an effective modality to enhance the quality of life among male patients with opiate dependence.

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