Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation in Reducing Stress among Hard of Hearing Adolescent Girls

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 Student of Clinical Psychology, Department of Education and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

3 Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran ICSS, Department of cognitive rehabilitation, brain and cognition clinic, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Psychology, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, California,USA

5 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Shahr-E Rey Branch, Iran


Introduction: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive rehabilitation for stress reduction in hard of hearing adolescent girls.
Method: In a randomized clinical trial, 24 hard of hearing adolescent girls were randomly assigned to either the intervention or the control group. The intervention group received the mindfulness cognitive rehabilitation intervention over 12 weeks, one session per week. This is while the control group did not receive any intervention. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) were completed by adolescent girls to evaluate their stress levels during the baseline, pre-test, post-test, and follow-up periods of the intervention.
Results: A repeated-measure, analysis of variance (ANOVA) demonstrated that the mean levels of stress in the intervention group decreased after the mindfulness training. Also, the analysis revealed that the mean levels of stress between the intervention group and the control group were significantly different (p<0.01).
Conclusion: The findings demonstrated that mindfulness intervention could alleviate the stress of hard of hearing adolescent girls.


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