Effectiveness of Positive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Sexual Dysfunctional Beliefs and Quality of Life in People with a Substance Abuse TendencyAuthor(s): Marziyeh Hajati Pirabbas and Nila Elmy Manesh*
Introduction and Objective: In recent years, drug addiction has to turn into a novel human problem and a threat to human societies. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of positive cognitive-behavioral therapy on sexual dysfunctional beliefs and quality of life in people with a substance abuse tendency.
Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest control-group design. The statistical population of the study included people at risk of addiction in the charity and public groups, the Rayehe’ye Fatemeh (PBUH) Charity Foundation, and the Association of Children at Risk. A total of 30 people were randomly selected using the cluster sampling method and divided into two groups of 15 people, including the experimental and control groups. The 26-item quality of life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) and the Sexual Dysfunctional Beliefs Questionnaire (SDBQ) were used as data collection tools. The data were analyzed after scoring the received answers. Data analysis was performed using multivariate analysis of covariance in SPSS24 software.
Results: The control group included 14 females and 1 male, but in the experimental group, all participants were female. Of the 15 participants in the control group, 8 were single and 7 were married, while In the experimental group, 10 were single and 5 were married. The results of the present study showed that positive cognitive-behavioral therapy had a significant effect on sexual dysfunctional beliefs.
Conclusion: Positive cognitive-behavioral therapy had a significant effect on sexual dysfunctional beliefs and the quality of life of people with a substance abuse tendency.