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RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 765-767

Cognitive behavioral therapy for stress management

Saima Waqar, Mamoona Ismail Loona, Hafiz Muhammad Manan Haider Khan.


Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) based interventions on stress management of the parents of disabled children.
Methodology: A quasi-experimental study was done on parents of disabled children. Seven sessions on weekly basis were conducted with parents individually. Paired samples t-test was used to assess the difference from baseline to after the completion of 7 sessions.
Results: Pre-test score was 41.1+ 3.8 and Posttest score was 26.9+ 2.9 showing decrease in stress when measured by using perceived stress scale.
Conclusion: CBT based interventions can be effective for reducing stress level in parents of children with disabilities.

Key words: Cognitive behavioral therapy, disability, parents of disabled children, stress.

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