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Journal:   JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   SPRING 2013 , Volume 5 , Number 1 (17); Page(s) 11 To 20.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GROUP METACOGNITIVE THERAPY ON METACOGNITIVE BELIEFS, WORRY AND WORRY DOMAINS IN PATIENTS WITH GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

 
 
Author(s):  HOSSEINI GHAFFARI F., MOHAMMAD KHANI P.*, POURSHAHBAZ A., DOLATSHAHI B.
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of group metacognitive therapy (G-MCT) on metacognitive beliefs, worry and worry domains in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Method: The statistical society was all outpatients With GAD presenting to clinics in Tehran counselling center. A number of the patients conveniently were selected. Then using of Metacognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30), Penn-State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) and Worry Domain Questionnaire (WDQ) and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Disorders (SCID-I). 30 females were selected and finally assigned in two groups randomly (15 in experimental group and 15 in control group). From 15 patients of experimental group, 12 patients completed the treatment. Group metacognitive therapy was administered to the experimental group in ten, 120 minutes sessions during 2.5 months period. All subjects completed questionnaires before and after intervention and in follow-up period after 3 months.
Results: The results of ANCOVA test showed that Group metacognitive therapy have significant effect on negative metacognitive beliefs. The results of ANCOVA test also showed that Group metacognitive therapy significantly have decreased worry, and worry Domain. These results remained in 3 months follow-up period.
Conclusion: Group metacognitive therapy has some more benefits on metacognition beliefs and worry.

 
Keyword(s): GROUP METACOGNITIVE THERAPY, METACOGNITIVE BELIEFS, GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER, WORRY, WORRY DOMAINS
 
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