The Effectiveness of Implementing Motivational Group Interview on Self-Efficacy, Impulsivity and Emotional Regulation on Patients with Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Vahede Porazaran, Yahya Yarahmadi, Alireza Nazemi


The current research has been done for the purpose of reviewing The efficacy of implementing group motivational interview on self-efficacy, impulsivity and emotion regulation of Sanandaj’s male regulation of patient’s patients with methadone maintenance treatment. The study's design is quasi-experimental pre and past-test type with control group. The sampling method was convenience method and using it 30 of the people who resort to Sanandaj's (Iran) rehabilitation centers were picked and randomly placed in control and experimental groups (15 men each groups). Then Grass and John's emotion regulation scale (2003), Sherer's general self-efficacy (1986) and Barrat's impulsivity (1995) scales were filled by the two groups. The experimental group went under 8 sessions of group motivational interview and after the treatment period the scales had been filled by the groups again. The results had been analyzed with  the twenty-second  version of SPSS .the statistical method was consist of descriptive statistics(including mean, standard deviation, the scores minimum and maximum) and inferential statistics. The results showed that there is a magnificent difference between self-efficacy, impulsivity and emotion regulation pre and past-test scores of the two groups patients (p>0/05), the results showed that group motivational interview can be used as an useful treatment in order to decrease substance abusers  impulsivity and increase their self-efficacy and emotion regulation.

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