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Shabani M, RanjbarSudejani Y. The effectiveness of Treatment mindfulness-based stress reduction to reduce high-risk behaviors and impulsivity in adolescents. frooyesh. 2018; 7 (8) :17-30
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This study aimed to examine the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on impulsivity and High Risk Behaviors in adolescents. The study was a quasi-experimental design with pre-posttest experimental and control groups. The statistical population included all high school female students in the academic year was 96-1395. The sample consisted of 32 students, who were selected with available sampling. The sample of 32 participants were placed randomly assigned to experimental and control groups, thus 16 patients in the experimental group and 16 patients in the control group. To collect the data, impulsivity questionnaire (Barrett et al., 1995) and test high-risk behaviors (Rashid and Hydra, 1391). In order to analyze the results in addition to using descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis of covariance was used. Results showed that mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy to reduce high-risk behaviors (Insecure sexual behavior, violence, drug use) was effective. Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy to reduce impulsivity (motor impulsivity, Cognitive impulsivity and lack of planning) was effective. So it can be concluded that mindfulness-based stress reduction treatment approach is an effective way to reduce impulsivity and risk behaviors of adolescents.

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Type of Article: Research | Subject: General Psychology
Received: 2016/07/11 | Revised: 2018/10/26 | Accepted: 2017/06/9 | Published: 2018/10/27 | ePublished: 2018/10/27

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