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Journal:   AUDITORY AND VESTIBULAR RESEARCH   2019 , Volume 28 , Number 2; Page(s) 116 To 123.
 
Paper: 

Effects of acceptance and commitment therapy on decreasing anxiety and depression symptoms in mothers of hearing-impaired or deaf children

 
 
Author(s):  GHARASHI KARIM*, MOHEB NAEIMEH, ABDI REZA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, TABRIZ AZAD UNIVERSITY, TABRIZ, 5157944533, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background and Aim: The presence of a child with hearing impairment in the family is often problematic and needs psychological interven-tions. The purpose of this study was to inves-tigate the effect of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on the symptoms of anxiety and depression in mothers of hearing-impaired or deaf children. Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest design and with experi-mental and control groups. The study population comprised all mothers of hearing-impaired or deaf children of 2– 6 years old in Tabriz City, Iran. Using purposive sampling method, 32 mothers of hearing-impaired or deaf children were selected and then randomly assigned to control and experimental groups (each with 16 subjects). The experimental group was treated with ACT during 8 sessions of 1. 5 hours long in two weeks. The study data were collected by the depression anxiety stress scale. Results: ACT was effective in decreasing anxi-ety and depression symptoms in mothers of hearing-impaired or deaf children (p < 0. 05). Conclusion: Considering the results and effecti-veness of ACT in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression in mothers of hearing-impaired or deaf children, this treatment is rec-ommended in rehabilitation centers for children with hearing problems.
 
Keyword(s): Depression,anxiety,acceptance and commitment therapy
 
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