:: Volume 23, Issue 3 (9-2015) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2015, 23(3): 73-83 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of cognitive-behavioral instruction effect on students mental health with learning disorder in Tehran counties in academic year 2012-13
Jamal Ashoori *1, Somayeh Jalilabkenar2, Mohammad Ashoori3
1- Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan Branch , jamal_ashoori@yahoo.com
2- Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences University
3- Tehran University
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Introduction: mental health is the most common problem among students with learning disorder. Therefore, attention to mental health among this group seems to be essential. One of the most important effective methods in improving mental health is cognitive-behavioral instruction.The aim of present research was to investigate cognitive-behavioral instruction effect on students mental health improvement with learning disorder.
 Materials & Methods:This study was a quasi-experimental with pre-test and post-test with control group. Participants of this study were 40 students with learning disorder at the sixth grade of the elementary school that they were selected via nonprobability sampling method among Tehran counties students. Data were collected by using Wechsler intelligence scale for children and General Health Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by MANCOVA method.
 Findings:The results showed that there was a significant increase in mean scores of mental health and its subscales (somatic symptoms, anxiety, deficiency in social performance and depression) in experimental group than control group. In the other hand, mental health of experimental group was higher than control group (p<0.05).
Discussion & Conclusion:Therefore, planning for providing of cognitive-behavioral instruction is important to improving students mental health with learning disorder, and can use this method for mental health promoting.

Keywords: instruction, cognitive-behavioral, mental health, learning disorder
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health education
Received: 2014/06/7 | Accepted: 2014/10/26 | Published: 2015/09/27

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