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mousavi S M, dashtebozorgi Z, heidarie A, pasha R, borna M. The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training on Impulsivity and Problem-Solving Styles in Substance-Dependent Men. etiadpajohi. 2021; 14 (58) :329-348
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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
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Objective: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness training on impulsivity and problem-solving styles in substance-dependent men. Method: The present study was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest and follow up design with a control group. The statistical population of the study included all substance-dependent men referred to the residential addiction treatment center in Islamshahr in 2019 (n=123). Among them, a sample of 40 individuals was selected by purposive sampling method and randomly assigned into the experimental (n=20) and control (n=20) groups. Participants completed the impulsivity scale and the problem-solving styles questionnaire in pretest, posttest, and follow up. The experimental group underwent eight 60-minute sessions of mindfulness training, and the control group did not receive any intervention. The data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance. Results: The results showed that mindfulness training improved impulsivity and problem-solving styles in the posttest phase and this effect remained stable during follow up phase. Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that mindfulness training can be used as an appropriate method to improve impulsivity and problem-solving styles in substance-dependent men, and thus reduces the harmful effects of addiction.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/11/6 | Accepted: 2021/01/29 | Published: 2021/02/11

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