نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 - استادیار، گروه روانشناسی، دانشگاه لرستان، لرستان، ایران.
2 دانشجوی دکتری، گروه روانشناسی، دانشگاه لرستان، لرستان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Mothers who have children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder experience greater problems related to mental health including anxiety and worry. In this regard, the aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a mindfulness-based parenting training on the anxiety and worry of mothers who have children with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Materials and Methods: This Quasi-experimental study was conducted with a pre-test/post-test control group. For this purpose, 30 mothers of girls with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Using purposive sampling method. The Conners Parent Rating Scale and clinical interviews were used for screening and the anxiety inventory and Pennsylvania State Worry Questionnaire were used to collect data in two conditions [pretest and posttest]. Mindful Parenting course was implemented for the experimental group in 8 sessions of 2 hours each. Data were analyzed using ANCOVA.
Results: Results of ANCOVA showed that the mindful parenting course resulted in a statistically significant difference between pre-and post-test scores so that the experimental group had a lower rate of anxiety and worry (p<0/001).
Conclusion: Considering the results of this study, the mindful parenting course may be effective in reduction of anxiety and worry in mothers who have children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, this training course would be beneficial for mothers of children with this disorder.