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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2017, 19(4): 12-22 Back to browse issues page
The role of self-compassion and cognitive flexibility in predicting the post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in individuals exposed to Trauma
Sajjad Basharpoor *, Masomeh Shafiei
Psychology Dept., Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, I.R. Iran , basharpoor_sajjad@yahoo.com
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Background and aims: Psychological factors can mediate relation between experience of traumatic events and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Given the importance of this issue, this study was conducted in order to determine the role of self-compassion and cognitive flexibility in predicting the symptoms of PTSD in people exposed to Trauma.
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in correlation. The studied sample included 120 individuals, selected by stratified randomly sampling from traumatized individuals sponsored by Komitee Emdad located in Ghilan garb city at Second half of 2015 year. The questionnaires of Demographic information, Mississippi post-traumatic Stress Disorder Scale, Self-compassion (SCS) and cognitive abilities (CAQ (was used for gathering data. Collected data were analyzed by Pearson correlation and multiple regression tests using SPSS.
Results: The results of Pearson correlation coefficients showed that symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder have a negative relationship with self-compassion (r=-0.22; P<0.05), and cognitive flexibility (r=-0.63; P<0.001). The Results of regression analysis showed that self-compassion and cognitive flexibility explain about 45% of variance of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that self-compassion against disasters and cognitive flexibility can protect a person from symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder play role in the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in people exposed to trauma contribute.
Keywords: Self-compassion, Cognitive flexibility, PTSD, Trauma events.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: psychology
Received: 2016/06/30 | Accepted: 2016/10/8 | Published: 2017/10/5
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Basharpoor S, Shafiei M. The role of self-compassion and cognitive flexibility in predicting the post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in individuals exposed to Trauma . J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2017; 19 (4) :12-22
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