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Journal:   ANNALS OF MILITARY AND HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH   FALL 2015 , Volume 13 , Number 4; Page(s) 146 To 150.
 
Paper: 

EXAMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GROUP COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY BASED ON SCHEMA ON IMPULSIVITY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSERS

 
 
Author(s):  HATAMI-NASARI FATEME, AZADFALLAH PARVIZ, TORK MANSOUR, EYDI BAYGI MAJID*, GHARAEE ARDAKANI SHAYESTE
 
* DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY, SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Purpose: To examine the effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) based on schema on impulsiveness of substance abusers in Karaj.
Materials and Methods: This study was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group. The statistical population of this study consisted of male substance abusers who referred to Addiction Treatment Clinics of Karaj in 2010. The sample of the study consisted of 30 substance abusers who were selected randomly and were assigned into experimental and control groups. To evaluate the participants in pre-test and post-test, Whiteside and Lynam impulsivity questionnaire was used. Participants of experimental group received group CBT for 12 sessions but participants of control group received no interventions. After implementing the post-test, data were analyzed using covariance analysis and SPSS 16software.
Results: There were significant differences in impulsivity variables between experimental and control groups after the implementation of CBT (P=0.05).
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest the importance of group CBT herapy in reducing impulsivity. According to results, group CBT can be a complementary aspect of medical treatment in improving psychological problems associated with addiction.

 
Keyword(s): IMPLOSIVE THERAPY, METHODS, PSYCHOTHERAPY, GROUP, COGNITIVE THERAPY, SUBSTANCE-RELATED DISORDERS, TREATMENT OUTCOME
 
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