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Efficacy of Family Anxiety Management Training with Mothers of Anxious Preschool Children
Soodabeh Bassak-Nejad , Fahimeh Poloi-Shapor-Abadi, Iran Davoudi
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Background : The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of family management training in reducing anxiety difficulties in preschool children (4 to 6 years old) in Ahvaz.
Materials and Methods : The present research is a pilot study with pre-test/post-test control group design. A total of 50 mothers whose children scored 1.0 standard deviation above the mean on Spence’s children anxiety scale (parent report form) were randomly chosen and then divided into experimental and control groups. According to the treatment plan, the participants underwent ten 120-minute sessions of family anxiety management training.
Results : Multivariate analysis of covariance demonstrates that experimental intervention is efficient in reduction of children anxiety (p=0.03). Following up the experimental group for a course of one month show that intervention impact can last over the time.
Conclusion : The results indicate that family anxiety management training has been effective in reduction of anxiety disorders in anxious children (4 to 6 years old), studying at kindergartens within Ahvaz. Therefore, it can be useful strategy as an educational and preventive program in pre-school and school children.
Keywords: Family anxiety management, Mothers of anxious children, Pre-school
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
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Bassak-Nejad S, Poloi-Shapor-Abadi F, Davoudi I. Efficacy of Family Anxiety Management Training with Mothers of Anxious Preschool Children. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (5) :45-49
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