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Volume 3, Issue 140 (7-2016)                   Exceptional Education 1395, __(140): 71-79 | Back to browse issues page

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Nosrati F, Aminifar M, Mohamadi A, Khosravi M. The Anger Management Intervention in People with Physical and Multiple Disabilities. Exceptional Education. 2016; 3 (140) :71-79
URL: http://exceptionaleducation.ir/article-1-761-en.html
1- University of Tehran , fnosrati@ut.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2182 Views)

Background: This paper describes the evaluation of a group program designed specifically to meet the anger management needs of a group of individuals with various levels of intellectual disability and/or complex communication needs.

Method: 29 participants were randomly assigned to an intervention group or a waiting-list comparison group. The Intervention comprised a 12-week anger management program which incorporates adapted content and pictographic materials developed for clients with a range of disabilities.

Results: On completion of the program, clients from the intervention group had made significant improvements in their self-reported anger levels, compared with clients from the comparison group, and relative to their own pre-intervention scores. Treatment effects were maintained at 4-month follow-up. In contrast, there was an absence of measured improvements in Quality of life.

Conclusion: The results provide evidence for the program’s effectiveness as an intervention for anger problems for individuals with a range of disabilities.

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Type of Study: Translation | Subject: General
Received: 2015/Nov/Thu | Revised: 2016/Nov/Sun | Accepted: 2016/May/Mon | Published: 2016/Nov/Wed | ePublished: 2016/Nov/Wed

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