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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
There is increasing evidence that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder have emotional regulation problems that may play a key role in the development and maintenance of this disorder. Some believe that controlling the emotional reactions of patient with OCD may be a necessary factor in the development of obsessive thoughts. So, the aim of this study was to develop quality of life promotion program and determine its effectiveness on emotion regulation in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. To this purpose, in a pretest–posttest semi- experimental research with control group, 30 patients with OCD were selected through convenience sampling method and randomly divided into experimental and control group. The experimental group underwent 11 sessions of training program and the control group did not receive any training. Score of emotion regulation in experimental and control groups was evaluated at beginning, after the training, and at 2-month follow-up. The results of covariance analysis showed quality of life promotion program improves emotion regulation in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Also, results of repeated measure test showed a persistent effect over a two-month follow-up period. Overall, this study emphasizes on controlling emotional reactions (for example, weak emotional regulation strategies) in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.