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A'shouri M, Jalilabkenar S S, Hasan-Zadeh S, Pourmohammadreza-Tajrishi M. Effectiveness of Life Skill Instruction on the Mental Health of Hearing Loss Students. jrehab. 2013; 13 (4) :48-57
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1226-en.html
1- University of Tehran
2- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , haneye_00@yahoo.com
3- University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Objective: The purpose of the present research was to investigation of the effectiveness of life skill instruction on the mental health of students with hearing loss in Tehran province.

Materials & Methods: The present research was an experimental study by pre-test, post-test design with control group. The study population included of male students with hearing loss from second and third level of high schools in Tehran province. Subjects were selected by in available method. Forty students participated in the study. Subjects were divided into two groups by randomly (experimental and control group), each of group was consisted of 20 students. Experimental group received life skill training in 9 sessions while control group did not. The instruments of present research were Wechsler Intelligence Scale for adult and General Health Questionnaire. The obtained data were statistically analyzed by Mancova.

Results: The findings of this research showed that there was significant increase in mental health scores of experimental group in the post intervention in comparison with control group (P<0.05). Also mental health scores of experimental group was significantly in somatic symptoms, anxiety, deficiency in social performance and depression (P<0.05).

Conclusion: The life skill instructional program led to improvement of the mental health of hearing loss students and decreased somatic symptoms, anxiety, deficiency in social performance and depression. Therefore, planning for providing of social competence instruction is of a particular importance.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Exceptional Children Psychology
Received: 17/12/2012 | Accepted: 3/07/2013 | Published: 3/07/2013

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