عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: The present study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of two therapeutic approaches, namely, Cognitive matrix outpatient model (IOP) and stages of change Model (SOC) on emotional self-regulation and abstinence self-efficacy in amphetamine addicts.
Method: 45 self-referred amphetamine addicts men’s were randomly selected to take part in this study. Initial assessment was made using the following questionnaires: The University of Rhodes Island Change Assessment (URICA), emotional problem self-regulation Questionnaire (DERS) and abstinence self-efficacy(ASES). The subjects were placed in two experimental (IOP, SOC) groups and one control group (three groups in all). The two experimental groups received twice a week interventions for 16 weeks and then were post tested and once again reassessed in a three-month follow up.
Results: the Results clearly highlighted the effectiveness of the two models of intervention on improve up abstinence self-efficacy and awareness dimensions of emotional self-regulation problems reduction. Also in comparing of two model effectiveness has been observed that the effectiveness of IOP proved greater than SOC on drug abstinence self-efficacy in posttest as well as follow up maintenance emotional self-regulation. Whereas IOP was more effective than SOC on some dimensions of emotional self-regulation in follow up, IOP was more effective than SOC on self-efficacy in posttest as well as the follow up assessment.
Discussion: Results are discussed in terms of how therapy can be used as an important aspect of the general change process. Moreover, the significance of a positive approach in terms of stressing emotional self-regulation role of individuals on the changing process was discussed.