Effectiveness of Attribution Retraining on Women’s Depression and Anxiety After Miscarriage

Marzieh Sharifi, Mahnaz Hajiheidari, Fariborz Khorvash, Mansoureh Alsadat Mirabdollahi


Background: Given miscarriage psychological consequences on the women health, the aim of the present study is the survey of effectiveness rate of attributive retraining interventions on women depression and anxiety reducing after miscarriage.

Methods: The present study is semi‑empiric and it’s made using control group, pre‑ and post‑test execution and follow‑up. Thirty‑two women, who had recent experience of miscarriage, were selected among female referents to obstetricians and clinics in Esfahan city by accessible sampling and then they were placed on two groups, case and control, randomly. Case group participated in 6 weekly sessions for attributive retraining interventions and both groups completed hospital depression and anxiety questionnaire on three steps: Pre‑test, post‑test, and follow‑up. Collected data were analyzed statistically, using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software and variance by repeated measuring.

Results: Obtained results show that average post‑test and follow‑up scores of depression and anxiety in case group is less than average post‑test scores in control group, significantly (P < 0.0005).

Conclusions: The findings of this research, ‘‘Attributive Retraining Effectiveness on Women’s Depression and Anxiety Reducing after Miscarriage,” were confirmed.

Keywords: Anxiety, attributive retraining, depression, miscarriage

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