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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2018, 28(1): 50-57 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of matrics therapy on emotion regulation in patients with dependency to metamphetamine
Mohammadreza Fattahi Shengelabad 1, Malek Mirhashemi * 2
1- MA in Clinical Psychology, Psychology Department, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran
2- Associated Professor Psychology Department, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran , mirhashemi@riau.ac.ir
Abstract:   (484 Views)
Background: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of matrics therapy on emotion regulation in patients with dependency to metamphetamine.
Materials and methods: This research was administrated on the basis of semi-exprimental studies with pretest- posttest with control group design. The sample of the study was consisted of 24 patients dependent to metamphetamine which were selected with simple random sampling and were randomly assigned in experimental and control groups (experimental group n=12 and control group n=12). Data were gathered by emotion regulation questionnaire (Gross & John, 2003).
Results: Analysis of covariance showed that matrics therapy was effective in increasing emotion regulation of patients (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Based on the analysis performed, we can conclude that the treatment by matrics therapy can increase emotion regulation.
Keywords: Matrics therapy, Emotion regulation, Metamphetamine, Drug abuse
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Type of Study: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: psychology
Received: 2016/05/7 | Accepted: 2017/09/20 | Published: 2018/04/1


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