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Iran J War Public Health 2018, 10(2): 107-113 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Hope Promotion Cognitive Training on Characteristic Abilities, Psychological Flexibility, and Cognitive Functions Reconstruction of Veterans’ Wives
M. Abbasi *1, Z. Pirani2, A.R. Zanguei2, M.H. Zarei3
1- Psychology Department, Literature & Human Sciences Faculty, Salman Farsi University of Kazerun, Kazerun, Iran , abbasi@kazerunsfu.ac.ir
2- Psychology Department, Human Sciences Faculty, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran
3- Psychology Department, Literature & Human Sciences Faculty, Salman Farsi University, Kazerun, Iran
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Aims: It seems that the cognitive and characteristic aspects of some of the veterans’ wives have been influenced by the consequences of war on their lives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hope promotion cognitive training on characteristic abilities, psychological flexibility, and cognitive functions reconstruction of veterans’ wives.
Materials & Methods: In this semi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design with control group, 50 veterans’ wives from Kazeroon, Iran in 2017 were selected by available sampling method; they were randomly divided to two experimental (n=25) and control (n=25) groups. To collect the data, Cognitive Abilities Questionnaire, Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II), and Values in Action Inventory were used. The experimental group received cognitive hope promotion training for 6 weeks. Data analysis was performed by SPSS 23 software, using multivariate analysis of covariance analysis.
Findings: By controlling the effects of pre-test, there was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in terms of overall score of characteristic abilities, psychological flexibility, and cognitive functions reconstruction (p=0.0001). Also, after the intervention, the mean scores of characteristic abilities and cognitive functions reconstruction increased significantly in the experimental group (p<0.05); these increases were not significant only in inhibitory control and selective attention as well as social cognition (p> 0.05).
Conclusion: Hope promotion cognitive training has an effect on the characteristic abilities, psychological flexibility, and cognitive functions reconstruction of veterans’ wives, but it does not affect the inhibitory control and selective attention as well as social cognition.
Keywords: Hope Promotion Cognitive Training, Characteristic Abilities, Psychological Flexibility, Cognitive Functions, Veterans
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychological impacts of war
Received: 2017/08/4 | Accepted: 2018/01/15 | Published: 2018/04/23
* Corresponding Author Address: Students Affair Deputy, Salman Farsi University, First of Taleqani Street, Ershad Junction, Kazerun, Iran
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