Volume 13, Issue 3 (September 2015)                   Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2015, 13(3): 77-83 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Allameh Tabatabaii University, Tehran, Iran.
2- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: This study intended to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on moderating maladaptive schemas and affective control in students suffering from learning disabilities.

Methods: This experimental research was conducted using pretest-posttest and a control group. The population included all the female students who  were studying in the Koohdasht's middle schools (academic year: 2012-2013). The sample included 40 female students suffering from learning disabilities who had been randomly selected out of Koohdasht's middle school students after identification and a structured clinical interview and  they were put into experimental  and control groups (20 students each group). For data collection, Affective Control Scale and Young Schema Questionnaire were used.

Results: The results of multivariate covariance analysis showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has significantly decreased maladaptive schemas, depression, anxiety, and anger in subjects (P<0.001).

Discussion: This finding represents important implications regarding education and mental health improvement in exceptional students. Therefore, it is recommended to use this  therapeutic  package in schools and clinics as a supplement to other therapies in order to decrease negative emotions and to prevent formation of maladaptive schemas in these students.

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Article type: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2015/07/25 | Accepted: 2015/08/20 | Published: 2015/09/1

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