Comparison of effectiveness of mindfulness therapy and problem-solving therapy (PST) in manner of badle & lanx method on executive functions and emotional regulation positive strategies of soldiers in Imam Reza Northeast air defense

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Hamid zolfaghari, et. al.


Background and Aim: Military service is a period that can be a source of tension and psychological damage for some soldiers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness therapy on positive emotion regulation strategies and student soldier executive functions.

Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest with a control group. The study population consisted of student soldiers present at the Northeastern Air Defense Center of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad in 2021. Forty-five soldiers were selected by available sampling method and were randomly assigned to two groups with entry criteria. The instrument used in this study was the questionnaire of emotion regulation strategies and the London Tower test, which were performed on the research sample in pre-test and post-test. Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to analyze the results at a significant level (α = 0.05).

Results: The results showed that mindfulness interventions and problem solving therapy in manner of badle & lanx method could have a significant effect on increasing the average members of experimental groups in executive functions (P <0.001) and improving the level. Have emotion regulation strategies (P <0.001). It was also found that there is no significant difference between the effectiveness of the interventions performed on the research variables.

Conclusion: Considering the significant effectiveness of interventions on research variables, it seems that the use of these therapies in a wide range of soldiers can guarantee a reduction in behavioral injuries in soldiers.


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