Anxiety treatment by eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in patients with myocardial infarction

Description

Background:
Anxiety after myocardial infarction is a very common problem leading to an increase in complications and hospitalization length. Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate a 12-month follow-up of the effect of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) on anxiety levels in myocardial patients.

Materials and Methods:
This study was a clinical trial study. Sixty myocardial patients were selected using convenience random sampling and divided into two experimental and control groups. The experimental group (n = 30) received EMDR in two 45 - 90 sessions. No treatment was given to the control group (n = 30). The instrument for collecting data in this study was the Beck anxiety inventory which was completed in both groups in three steps: before and after intervention, and at the end of a 12-month follow-up period.

Results:
The findings collected during the 12-month follow-up indicated that EMDR was effective for treating anxiety in myocardial patients.

Conclusions:
EMDR is an effective tool for curing or decreasing the level of anxiety in myocardial patients.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Mohammad Moradi
Reza Zeighami
Mohammad Behnammoghadam
Hamid Reza Javadi
Mahmood Alipor

Original Work Citation

 

Moradi, M., Zeighami, R., Behnammoghadam, M., Javadi, H. R., & Alipor, M. (2016, December). Anxiety treatment by eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in patients with myocardial infarction. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 18(12), e27368. doi:10.5812/ircmj.27368.

Collection

Citation

“Anxiety treatment by eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in patients with myocardial infarction,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24368.

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