Document Type : Original Article


1 Kalar Psychiatric Center- General Directorate Health of Garmian-MOH-KRG.

2 Nursing Department, Darbandikhan Technical Institute, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, KGR, Iraq

3 Department of biology, college of education, University of Garmian, -KRG.

4 Kalar General Hospital - General Directorate Health of Garmian-MOH-KRG.


Background and aim: anxiety disorders are among the most frequent psychiatric disorders that nearly one-third of the population is being affected by an anxiety disorder during their life. Psychoeducation has been used as the main anxiety management for patient diagnosed with anxiety disorder. The aim of the study to asses effectiveness of psycho- educational program among patients diagnosed with anxiety. Methodology: A quasi-experimental design was carried out on 82 patients diagnosed with anxiety disorder. The patients attended a knowledge-based psycho-educational program, and anxiety level was measured using the Zang anxiety self-rating scale in pre- post- intervention status . The data was analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version (23). Result s: this study has demonstrated that anxiety was high among female (67.1%) and high educated (44.9%) comparatively. The study has also indicated that psychoeducation program has significant impact on decreasing the anxiety severity. The percentage of severe anxiety in pre-intervention state was (40.2%), mild and moderate anxiety level was (9.8%) and (50%) respectively, while in post-intervention status, severe anxiety level was (20.7%), mild and moderate anxiety level were (15.9%), (63.4%) respectively. Conclusion: This study concluded that psych-education intervention could significantly reduce level of anxiety among anxiety patients. The impact of a psychiatric education program is primarily due to increased knowledge about anxiety and improved problem-solving skills for anxiety sufferers. Anxiety was observed less frequent in male, single and less educated, while anxiety was more severe comparatively