Volume 26, Number 1 (4-2016)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2016, 26(1): 72-79 | Back to browse issues page


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Moghimian M, Amini R, Kashani F. Effect of Gestalt therapy on assertiveness of nursing students.. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2016; 26 (1) :72-79
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-634-en.html

Instructor , m-moghimian@iaun.ac.ir
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Introduction: Assertiveness, is one of the life skills that effects on increasing self-esteem, logical expression of thoughts and feelings, reducing anxiety, improving social  communication skills and supporting human rights and finally increasing life satisfaction and happiness

Objective: This study aimed to determine effects of Gestalt therapy on assertiveness of nursing students

Methods: The pilot of study is situated on clinical trial research experiment, from side to side pre and post control group. Among 80 nursing students enrolled in Nursing and Midwifery school of Islamic Azad University Najaf Abad in 2013-2014 who trained in the field, all those who could not expressed themselves were 36 subjects which measured with ASA scale and 24 subjects who want to enter to the research were separated randomly into experimental and control group. Experimental group consisting of Gestalt therapy, two-hours per session for 8 sessions, were trained. The control group did not receive the interventions. Therefore data analysis performed compairing the mean scores, paired t- test and Independent T Test

Results:In experimental group, the mean scores of assertiveness after intervention increased significantly (P<0/001). The mean scores of assertiveness of the control group showed no increase significantly (p=0/4). Comparison between mean score of assertiveness after and before of intervention in experimental group with control group was significant (p<0/005).

Conclusion: Gestalt therapy is effective on increasing of assertiveness. Thus, according to the results of this research, the methods of psychotherapy could be useful and might select, to reduce beliefs and ineffective components

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/03/5 | Accepted: 2016/03/5 | Published: 2016/03/5

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