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JCBPR. 2013; 2(3): 147-155

Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Divorced Women for Depression, Anxiety and Loneliness symptoms: A pilot study



Objective: In this study, it is aimed to investigate efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in divorced women. For this aim, it was evaluated levels of depression, anxiety and loneliness by pre and post therapy.
Method: Study sample was obtained from a special family consulting center. The sample of the study consisted of 7 divorced women. The participants was selected from women whom was divorced between 0-2 years. Among divorced women a CBT intervention program was used. This study was a pilot study about divorced women in Turkey. In this study, sociodemographic data questionnaire, Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and UCLA loneliness were administered. For the aim of evaluating the CBT intervention among divorced women before and after CBT sessions all the questionnaires was applied.
Results: For the data analyse Wilcoxon non-parametric test was used. All the study questionnaires was compared pre and post therapy. It was found that, both depression (z= -2,64 p

Key words: Cognitive behavior therapy, divorce, women, anxiety, depression, loneliness

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