Volume 19, Issue 96 (1-2012)                   Daneshvar Medicine 2012, 19(96): 47-56 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahmanian Z, Mirzaian B, Hassanzadeh R. Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on social anxiety of female students. Daneshvar Medicine. 2012; 19 (96) :47-56
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-446-en.html
Islamic Azad University of Sari, Sari, Iran.
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Background and Objective: Since the social, individual and psychological effects of social anxiety could damage functioning of many children and teenagers, we decided to survey the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy for social anxiety of female students.


Materials and Methods: Method of this study was an experimental type. After performing social anxiety inventory, clinical interview based on DSM-IV-TR was conducted and 18 students (n = 9 for each group) were randomly selected in two groups experimental group (cognitive-behavioral group therapy) and control group (no treatment). After 12-session treatment (2 hours/session), social anxiety inventory was repeated as a post-test in both groups.


Results: The statistical t–test results showed that there were significant differences between the experimental and control groups regarding social anxiety with 99% confidence and with 95% confidence the clients could save the result of treatment until a month later.


Conclusion: Cognitive-behavioral group therapy must be effective on social anxiety in fifth-grade female students.

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