Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Psychology, Ardabil Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran Department of Psychology, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

2 Professor of Psychology, Department of Guilan University, Guilan, Iran

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to determine the role of self-regulation behaviors in predicting treatment readiness and symptoms severity in depressed patients. It was a correlational study and its statistical population consisted all depressed patients referring to health centers of Rasht city in 2015. The sample included 100 depressed patients selected via accessible sampling method. Data was gathered by Beck Depression Inventory-II (Beck, 1996), Self-Regulation Scale (Ibanez et al, 2005) and Minnesota Multidimensional Personality Inventory (MMPI; Hathaway, & McKinley, 1943), and analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate regression analysis. The results showed that self-regulation behaviors could predict 0.27 of treatment readiness and 0.30 of symptoms severity in depressed patients. These findings may have important clinical implications for pathology and prevention from depression

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