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Efficacy of Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among male veterans
Khodabakhshi Koolaee. A 1, Tekehi Maroof. A2, Navidian. A3
1- khatam University, Tehran, Faculty of Human science, counseling and psychology Department.
2- khatam University, Faculty of Human Science, Counseling and Psychology Department.
3- Zahedan University of Medical science, Community Based Nursing Research Center.
Abstract:   (12339 Views)

Introduction: Given the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has high prevalence among veterans. On the other hand, this disorder creates problems for veterans and their families.

Objective: Therefore, the aim of current research is to investigate the efficacy of Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) on PTSD among male veterans resident in a nursing home.

Material & Method: This research is a quasi-experimental study with pre and post- tests. The population of study was veteran resident in Kahrizak nursing home.20 veterans selected with purposely sample. They were assigned randomly to the control and experimental groups. The experimental groups received techniques of MDRE for ten treatment sessions (90 minutes for one session, per week). The research instrument was PTSD Checklist- military version (PCL-m). Statistical analysis conducted by analysis of covariance

Results: There is significantly difference in PTSD (F=1.05, sig=0.318) and subscales; intrusion (F=1.63, sig=0.218), avoidance (F= 0.017, sig= 0.427), hyper-arousal (F=0.641, sig=0.434) between veterans in pre and post-test

Discussion and Conclusion: the findings indicated that MDRE has positive influence on reducing of symptoms PTSD in male veterans resident in a nursing home.

Keywords: EMDR, PTSD, VeteransEye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans.
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Received: 2015/11/26 | Accepted: 2016/03/6 | Published: 2016/06/20
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