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Moalemi M, Davoudi A. Impact of the Islamic Protocol of the Control of Information overload on Covid-19-induced anxiety. JRH 2022; 10 (1) :65-76
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PhD in General Psychology, Learned the highest level of the seminary of Qom
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Background and Purpose: Increased information production and high-speed data exchange have presented people with daunting  challenges, such as information overload and cognitive-anxiety, which endanger their mental health. Moroever, a large amount of information concering Covid-19 has caused anxiety in people. Western thinkers have proposed strategies to manage these mental concequqnces. Furthermore, Islamic religious texts also contain material in this regard. The current study aimed to develop a protocol to deal with information overload using Islamic sources and examine its effect on the reduction of Covid-19-induced anxiety.
Materials and Methods:The present study follows a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. The qualitative method in this research was a religious method based on which the content analysis method of Islamic verses and hadiths were used to extract the protocol of coping with information overload from Islamic sources. The quantitative method was a quasi-experimental design that was implemented on three groups of patients (n=12 in each group) with symptoms of Corona-19 anxiety and above-average anxiety. In this research, Kattle Anxiety Inventory was used to collect data on anxiety. Two of the three groups were regarded as experimental, and one group was considered the control group. One group received the Islamic Protocol against Information Overload and the other group received cognitive-behavioral therapy. Test results in all three groups were measured and compared in three time periods.
Results: This study was conducted to develop a protocol to deal with information overload and reduce Covid-19 anxiety. To reduce this anxiety, the Islamic protocol for dealing with information overload was used in six sessions. The findings pointed out that the protocol of coping with information overload based on Islamic sources was more effective in the reduction of Covid-19 anxiety compared to cognitive-behavioral protocol.
Conclusion: One of the effective methods in the management of anxiety is controlling the input information for better processing. Proper processing of information in various fields, such as Coovid-19, has a significant effect on the mitigation of anxiety.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Islamic Psycology

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