عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of group therapy based on the hope therapy approach on depression of mothers of children with physical disabilities. Method: The present study is an experimental research with pre-test, post-test, control group. The statistical population of this study was mothers of children with physical disabilities. A sample of 30 people was selected through available sampling method and assigned to experimental (n =15) and control (n =15) groups and the hope therapy was conducted to the experimental group. The Beck Depression Scale was used in both groups in the form of pre-test and post-test. Results: The results of covariance analysis showed that the depression scores of the participants in the experimental group were significantly lower than the control group. Conclusion: It was shown that hope therapy can reduce the depression symptoms in mothers of disabled children and can be an effective step in improving their mental status and parent-child relationship.