Changing of self-care behavior by practicing 12-step program among codependents in Iran
Ajri, Zahra and Sabran, Mohammad Shatar (2011) Changing of self-care behavior by practicing 12-step program among codependents in Iran. Journal of American Science, 7 (1). art. no. 26. pp. 170-173. ISSN 1545-1003; ESSN: 2375-7264
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Promoting positive sense of self and taking care of self among people are important factors in order to achieve health promotion in every community. As self-forgetting is special character among codependents, so this study aims to find differences of self-care behavior by comparing families of addicts/alcoholics who practice the "12-step program" and who do not. In other words, this study investigates whether "12-step program" can empower families of addicts/alcoholic to change their self-care style or not. Theory of empowerment is the key theory to conduct this study. The findings of this study indicate that “12-step program” is effectiveness program to enable codependents to having positive self-image. In other words, independent samples t-test reveals that codependents who practice the "12-step program" take care of themselves more than another group who did not practice this program.
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