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Ghasemi M, Jamilian H, Nourizadeh Ab-barik M. Comparing Metacognitive Beliefs Between Hypochondriasis COVID-19 Patients and Healthy Individuals. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2021; 24 (4) :616-627
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1- Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran. , ghasemimorteza32@yahoo.com
2- Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran.
3- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran.
Abstract:   (920 Views)
Background and Aim: The main purpose of this study was to compare the metacognitive beliefs of people with hypochondriasis Covid 19 and normal people.
Methods & Materials: In this research, the causal-comparative method has been used. The statistical population of the study included all people with hypochondriasis disorder Covid 19 in Arak, based on this, 30 people from the population with this disorder and 30 people from the normal population were selected by available sampling method and based on Age and education were matched. Data were collected based on the short form of the 1997 Wells Metacognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30). Multivariate analysis of variance was used to analyze the data.
Ethical Considerations: The present study has been registered with the code IR.IAU.ARAK.REC.1399.036 in the ethics committee of Islamic Azad University Arak branch. 
Results: There was a significant difference between metacognitive beliefs in patients with hypochondriasis covid 19 and normal individuals (P<0.001). These patients were significantly different from normal individuals in the components of positive beliefs about worry, negative beliefs about thought control, self-awareness, cognitive uncertainty, and the need to control thoughts. And in the components of positive beliefs about anxiety, negative beliefs. They got higher scores on controlling thoughts and cognitive self but on the components of cognitive uncertainty and the need to control thoughts compared to normal people.
Conclusion: Hypochondriasis disorder causes many problems for the individual and the health system, so by recognizing the dysfunctional metacognitive beliefs of these patients, metacognitive therapy can be an effective treatment for this disorder.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: COVID-19
Received: 2021/01/13 | Accepted: 2021/06/19

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