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Effect of psycho-educational program and relaxation techniques on anxiety among drug addict people at assiut university hospital

Research Authors
1 Shymaa Mohammed Sayed Hassan, 2 Hossam Eddin Khalifa Ahmad, 3 Nadia Ebraheem Sayied and 4 Azza Mohamed Abd El-Aziz 1 Assistant Lecturer of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt 2 Professor of psychiatry, Fac
Research Date
Research Department
Research Journal
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
Research Publisher
1 Shymaa Mohammed Sayed Hassan
Research Vol
Volume 3; Issue 1;
Research Year
Jan-Jun 2020;
Page No. 01-11
Research Abstract

Psycho-educational program is an aspect of therapy that offers information, and support for people in treatment for drug addiction and relaxation techniques can help patients to deal with anxiety that are linked to relapse and early treatment termination. This study aimed to: Evaluate the effect of psycho-educational program and relaxation techniques on anxiety among drug addict people. Quasi- Experimental pretest posttest controlled design was used. Subjects and Method: The studied sample consisted of 100 drug addict people, 50 were study group & 50 were control group. Tools: personal data, socioeconomic status scale, pattern of drug addiction questionnaire, Beck Anxiety Inventory. Results: The majority of drug addict people had severe levels of anxiety in preprogram intervention. However, post program intervention; less than half of study group had minimal levels of anxiety. While, more than half of control group had severe levels of anxiety. Conclusion: Psycho-educational program and relaxation techniques were effective to improve levels of anxiety among study group than control group. Recommendations: Proper follow-up and management of psychological problems among drug addict people to prevent relapse. Keywords: Drug addict people, anxiety, psycho-educational program, relaxation techniques