The Effect of the Cognitive-behavioral Model-based Psychoeducation and Exercise Intervention on Quality of Life in Alcohol Use Disorder

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Purpose:The aim of the study was to assess the effect of the cognitive behavior model (CBM)-based psychoeducation and exercise intervention on quality of life (QoL) in alcohol use disorder (AUD).Design:This study was a non-randomized controlled trial.Methods:CBM-based psychoeducation and exercise intervention was applied to the experimental group four times a week for 6 weeks; no intervention was applied to the control group.Findings:No difference was seen between the points of pretest QoL of the experimental and control groups (p > 0.05). However, according to the posttest, the experimental group's mean score of QoL was higher than the control groups (p < 0.05).Conclusion:It was found that CBM-based psychoeducation and exercise intervention applied to individuals with AUD affected the QoL positively.Clinical relevance:CBM-based psychoeducation and exercise intervention can be used by nurses to improve AUD individuals' quality of life.HighlightsCBM-based intervention developed QoL by improving physical and psychological health and increasing social function.Study findings indicate that exercise intervention is an efficacious adjunct to alcohol treatment.We infer that exercise in procces of rehabilitation may result in significant protection among AUD individuals.Besides, exercise has the potential to be an accessible and affordable adjunct treatment option for individuals with AUD.

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