The Efficacy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy on Resilience in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

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Dr. Baba Vajrala, DR. S. K. Tripathi, Ms. S. JasminDebora, Ms. Subha Sankari.G., Ms. Priya R., Dr.Abey Varughese.


Introduction: CBT therapy might be employed to help patients with ACS to develop possible qualities and attributes like happiness, resilience, courage etc., keeping the same thought in mind the present study proposed program which aimed to test the applicability of strength based cognitive behavior therapy model on improving Resilience among ACS patients. Method: Experimental research was carried out with an element of manipulation, control and randomization. The manipulation in the form of intervention CBT was given to the interventional group and without intervention to the control group; the level of anxiety, stress and resilience were assessed before and after intervention in both groups. Systematic random sampling technique was adopted to select the sample and the size in experimental group or interventional group was 30 and in control group was 30.The data collected was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics Results: Results indicated that CBT was efficacious on improving resilience and reducing Anxiety and stress levels. It was also found to be efficacy in improving quality of life. Effect size estimates and rates of clinically significant change further support the findings. Follow-up assessment at 15th day ,30th day and 45th day after the intervention indicated maintenance of treatment gains. Conclusion: The study concluded that CBT was effective in improving resilience among ACS patients.

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