The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Training Of Mother- Child Relationship on Reducing Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Children

Farzaneh Abbasi, Mohammad Reza Abedi, Salar Faramarzi, Gholam Reza Nikrahan, Mojtaba Rahimi


The studies conducted in recent decades on the effects of attachment-based relationships and the way of training caregivers and its effects have shown that parenting style and the quality of parent-child relationship has a significant role in the formation of anxiety in children. The purpose of this study is investigating the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral training of mother-child relationship on reducing obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children. In an experimental clinical study, available sampling method was used to collect 30 mothers whose children had been diagnosed to have obsessive-compulsive disorder based on DSM-IV-TR criteria, as sample.  Then, they were randomly assigned to an experimental group which received intervention and cognitive-behavioral training on mother-child relationship without the presence of their children in 12 two-hour sessions and a control group which received no intervention. Yale-Brown scale was used before the course, after completing the course, and 30 days later in both groups in order to compare the results. The collected data were then analyzed by using SPSS 20 software and the analysis of variance with repeated measures. The experimental and control groups were significantly different in their pretest, posttest, and follow up scores, which means oppressive-compulsive thoughts and actions of the experimental group reduced in terms of time, interference, resistance, and control. cognitive-behavioral training on mother-child relationship has been effective in reducing the symptoms of obsessive behavior in children.

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