Aghakhani S, Bahari F, Iums I: The Effectiveness of Nerve Planning Group-Languages Cognitive Expectancy and Quality of Life for Children With Cancer.
Iranian Journal of Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology 24(3): 256-269, 2018.
Abstract: Objectives: This study aimed to examine the effect of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) on the hope and quality of life in children with cancer.
Methods: The study design is quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest, follow-up and control group. Study population consisted of children (male and female) with cancer at AminrKabir Hospital and Tabassom Cancer Support Community in 2016 who applied for NLP training and were under treatment. Of these, 40 were selected by random sampling, and assigned to NLP and control groups. The data collection tools were Children's Hope Scale (CHS) and Generic Children's Quality of Life (GCQ) questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and dependent t test in SPSS V. 22.
Results: Results showed that NLP training had significant effect on the hope and quality of life, and could predict 40% and 70% of variance for hope and quality of life in children with cancer, respectively.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, NLP training increased the quality of life and hope in children with cancer.