Effectiveness of Storytelling Therapy on the Reduction of Aggression and Stubbornness in Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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Ebrahim Rozdar 1 , Ghasem Naziri 2 , Samaneh Hosseini 3 , *

1 Department of Psychology, Tehran University , Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad Un iversity, Shiraz, Iran

How to Cite: Rozdar E, Naziri G, Hosseini S . Effectiveness of Storytelling Therapy on the Reduction of Aggression and Stubbornness in Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(9):-.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (9)
Published Online: February 04, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: June 18, 2012
Accepted: July 11, 2012

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Abstract

Background: The aim of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of storytelling therapy on the reduction of aggression and stubbornness among children (age 7 to 9) suffering from oppositional defiant disorder who were attending junior high schools in Shiraz.

Materials and Methods: From among available schools, Khansari school was chosen as the convenience sample. Thus 14 were chosen as the sample of the study. The instrument applied in this study included Behavioural Assessment Disorder questionnaire, Aggression questionnaire, Stubbornness questionnaire and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV.

Results: Data analysis showed that there was a significant reduction of aggression among children suffering from oppositional defiant disorder.

Conclusion: Finally storytelling therapy could be considered as one of the effective therapies in these kinds of disorders, such as aggression, stubbornness and oppositional defiant in children.

Keywords

Storytelling Therapy Aggression Stubbornness Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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