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The effectiveness of self-healing (the healing codes) training on psychological capital and distress tolerance in women with addicted husbands

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The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of self-healing on psychological capital and distress tolerance in women with addicted husbands. The research method was quasi-experimental with a pre-test, post-test and follow-up design and control group. The statistical population consisted of all women who had husbands with substance use disorder (SUD) as members of the anonymous addicts’ family group (Nar-Anon group) in Isfahan, Iran in 2019. Among them, 30 women who were willing to participate in the project, were selected by convenience sampling and divided into experimental (n = 15) and control (n = 15) groups. The research instrument included Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) and Distress Tolerance Questionnaire (DTQ). The experimental group underwent 14 sessions (90-min session per week) of self-healing training; and both groups underwent the post-test a week after the intervention. The follow-up was performed after 45 days. Analysis of the data involved both descriptive and inferential statistics including mean, standard deviation, and the repeated measures ANOVA. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 24. The self-healing training had a significant effect on psychological capital and distress tolerance in women with addicted husbands (p < 0.05). The results also remained unchanged at the follow-up stage. In conclusion, self-healing was effective in promoting psychological capital and distress tolerance in women with addicted husbands and can be used as a new approach in the world to increase the mental and physical health of addicts’ families in health centers.

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Zarean, F., Latifi, Z. The effectiveness of self-healing (the healing codes) training on psychological capital and distress tolerance in women with addicted husbands. Curr Psychol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-00860-8

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Keywords

  • Self-healing
  • Psychological capital
  • Distress tolerance
  • Substance use disorder
  • Women