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Effect of problem solving skill training on social anxiety in unsupervised adolescents living in boarding houses of Kurdistan welfare office
Roonak Baba Shahabi * 1, Zahra Kashaninia
1- , Roonak_sh@hotmail.com
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Background and Aim: Social anxiety is a common problem in the prime of youth. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of skill training programs in solving social anxiety related problems among the unsupervised adolescents living in the boarding houses of Kurdistan welfare office. Materials and Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with comparison of the control and intervention groups before and after training. Before study, subjects were assessed by Libowitz questionnaire, 36 of them got scores of more than 55 and were randomly placed in the intervention and control groups. Training of problem solving skills was performed for the intervention group for twelve 45-minute sessions. The two groups were assessed by means of Libowitz questionnaire. Data were analyzed with SPSS soft ware by use of independent and paired T-tests. Results: The results of this study revealed that mean values for social anxiety in the intervention and control groups were 39±13.9 and 70.43±10.2 respectively which was statistically significant (p<0.0001). Conclusion: We concluded that problem solving training sessions can be effective in the prevention of social anxiety and its consequences and will help adolescents to manage their social problems.
Keywords: Problem solving skill, Social anxiety, Unsupervised adolescents, Welfare office boarding houses
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/05/5
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Volume 12, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2007) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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