Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Faculty of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Dermatology Department, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Faculty of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Background: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune, complex and progressive disease having various physical, psychological and social consequences. This study aimed to investigate the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy on body image in women with psoriasis.
Methods: The research was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test design in both experimental and control groups, and follow-up after 3 months of intervention. The statistical
population included women with psoriasis. A total of 60 patients were selected as available samples and randomly were divided into control and treatment (experiment) groups. The research
tool was the cash’s Body Image Questionnaire (1987) . Data were analyzed by the SPSS 24 software using the repeated measures analysis of variance.
Results: Cognitive behavioral therapy guidance reduced the image body anxiety and its two sub-scales in women with psoriasis, and this effect was permanent after three months. Conclusion: Using this therapeutic approach, we can help to reduce the concern of the body image in patients with psoriasis.
Conclusion: Using this therapeutic approach, we can help to reduce the concern of the body image in patients with psoriasis.

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