Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal Iran Red Crescent Med J http://www.ircmj.com 2074-1804 2074-1812 10.5812/ircmj en jalali 2017 5 27 gregorian 2017 5 27 19 3
en 10.5812/ircmj.41048 The Impact of Expressive Emotion Brief Psychotherapy on Psychological Health of Kidney Transplant Recipients The Impact of Expressive Emotion Brief Psychotherapy on Psychological Health of Kidney Transplant Recipients research-article research-article Conclusions

Expressive emotion brief psychotherapy that focuses on the instructions of expression about one’s living and dealing with a diagnosis of chronic medical condition is recommended for kidney transplant recipients.

Results

Baseline demographic characters of patients in both groups were similar. The mean age of patients that participated in the study were respectively 39.26 ± 12.98 and 40.83 ± 14.37 for intervention and control groups. The results of this study indicated that patients in the “intervention” group had a statistically significant enhancement in total KTQ score (P = 0.001) and total GHQ score (P = 0.001). Regarding every domain of GHQ, this group had a better condition than the “control” group (P = 0.000). The intervention had a significant effect on certain domains of KTQ such as “uncertainty/fear” and “emotion”.

Objectives

Due to the specific medical and psychiatric conditions of Kidney transplant recipients, researchers have designed expressive emotion psychotherapy as a simple, feasible and time limited brief psychotherapy for these patients. The aim was the assessment of this psychotherapy on quality of life and general health of kidney transplant recipients.

Methods

This 12-week randomized double-blind clinical trial took place at the Kidney transplant department of Imam Khomeini hospital, an academic and governmental hospital affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) from November 2015 to February 2016 (Iran). From a total of 82 patients screened for this study, 64 patients (34 in the intervention group and 30 in the control group) completed the trial. Participants were divided to two groups: the first received expressive emotion intervention and the second received fact recording education as the control group. Outcomes were assessed by the kidney transplant questionnaire (KTQ) and general health questionnaire (GHQ-28) at baseline and at weeks four and twelve.

Background

The effect of kidney transplantation on improvement of survival rate and post-transplant-medical health is dramatic. Transplantation is associated with various emotions such as loss, grief and bereavement. Therefore, any psychiatric intervention that can improve the psychological aspects of these patients is valuable.

Conclusions

Expressive emotion brief psychotherapy that focuses on the instructions of expression about one’s living and dealing with a diagnosis of chronic medical condition is recommended for kidney transplant recipients.

Results

Baseline demographic characters of patients in both groups were similar. The mean age of patients that participated in the study were respectively 39.26 ± 12.98 and 40.83 ± 14.37 for intervention and control groups. The results of this study indicated that patients in the “intervention” group had a statistically significant enhancement in total KTQ score (P = 0.001) and total GHQ score (P = 0.001). Regarding every domain of GHQ, this group had a better condition than the “control” group (P = 0.000). The intervention had a significant effect on certain domains of KTQ such as “uncertainty/fear” and “emotion”.

Objectives

Due to the specific medical and psychiatric conditions of Kidney transplant recipients, researchers have designed expressive emotion psychotherapy as a simple, feasible and time limited brief psychotherapy for these patients. The aim was the assessment of this psychotherapy on quality of life and general health of kidney transplant recipients.

Methods

This 12-week randomized double-blind clinical trial took place at the Kidney transplant department of Imam Khomeini hospital, an academic and governmental hospital affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) from November 2015 to February 2016 (Iran). From a total of 82 patients screened for this study, 64 patients (34 in the intervention group and 30 in the control group) completed the trial. Participants were divided to two groups: the first received expressive emotion intervention and the second received fact recording education as the control group. Outcomes were assessed by the kidney transplant questionnaire (KTQ) and general health questionnaire (GHQ-28) at baseline and at weeks four and twelve.

Background

The effect of kidney transplantation on improvement of survival rate and post-transplant-medical health is dramatic. Transplantation is associated with various emotions such as loss, grief and bereavement. Therefore, any psychiatric intervention that can improve the psychological aspects of these patients is valuable.

Brief Psychotherapy;Mental Disorders;Kidney Transplantation Brief Psychotherapy;Mental Disorders;Kidney Transplantation http://www.ircmj.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=41048 Arvin Hedayati Arvin Hedayati Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Fellowship of Psychosomatic Medicine, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran; Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Fellowship of Psychosomatic Medicine, Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Tel: +98-9381079746, Fax: +98-7136279319 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Fellowship of Psychosomatic Medicine, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran; Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Fellowship of Psychosomatic Medicine, Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Tel: +98-9381079746, Fax: +98-7136279319 Ahmad Ali Noorbala Ahmad Ali Noorbala Professor of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Professor of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Seyed Mohammad Reza Khatami Seyed Mohammad Reza Khatami Professor of Nephrology, Nephrology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Professor of Nephrology, Nephrology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran