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aud 2014, 23(3): 39-45 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of mental rehabilitation based on positive thinking skills training on increasing happiness in hearing impaired adolescents
Mohammad Rostami1, Seyed Jalal Younesi1, Guita Movallali 2, Driush Farhood3, Akbar Biglarian4
1- Department of Counseling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Genetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
4- Department of Biostatistics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: Hearing impairment can have an impact on adolescents’ quality of life and can lead to their isolation and depression. The main purpose of this research was to study the effectiveness of a mental rehabilitation program based on positive thinking skills training on increasing happiness in a group of hearing impaired girls and boys.

Methods: In this experimental study, pre- and post-test plan with a control group was used. All of the hearing impaired students (girls and boys) in all high schools of southern parts of Tehran, Iran, in year 2012-13 were our statistical research community. 48 hearing impaired girls and boys were selected by multistage sampling including stratified, purposive, and random sampling. They were randomly divided into two groups of experimental and control. Each group consists of 12 boys and 12 girls. Positive thinking skills were trained to experimental groups during eight 45-minutes sessions, twice a week. We used the Oxford happiness questionnaire to assess the level of happiness.

Results: Using analysis of covariance showed that positive thinking skills training had meaningful and positive effect on increasing happiness of hearing impaired boys and girls in the experimental groups (p<0.01). Also, the mean happiness scores of boys and girls were meaningfully different (p<0.01).

Conclusion: Positive thinking skills training increases the happiness scores of hearing impaired adolescents. So, the approach taken in this study can be considered as an appropriate method for psychological-education interventions, counseling and treatment in hearing impaired adolescent.

Keywords: Mental rehabilitation, positive thinking skills, hearing impaired adolescents, happiness
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Received: 2013/07/30 | Accepted: 2013/09/24 | Published: 2014/02/19
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