International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(March 2015)

Evaluation of the Balint Group Effect on Stress of a University Hospital’s Female Nurses in Isfahan, Iran

Authors: [1] NahalManouchehi [2] Mohsen Maroufi [3] Maryam Marofi

Pages: 83-86


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Balint group on stress of nurses working in AL- Zahra hospital, Isfahan University of medical science, Isfahan, Iran. Although frothy five nurses were selected and randomly divided in experimental and control groups, due to high rate of drop-sets, eventually data were analyzed by only 12 cases in each group. Experimental group participated in 8 sessions of Balint group in a period of 4 months (one session every two weeks). Coudron stress test was completed as pre and posttest. Data were analyzed by MANCOVA using SPSS-18. The results of this study demonstrated that Balint Group was effective only on stress level of private life subscale (p<0.05). Compared with other research, ineffectiveness of the Balint group on other dimensions of stress might be described by the session’s conditions, and cultural factors.