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1- Department of Educational Sciences, School of Humanities, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran. , fhamidi@sru.ac.ir
2- Department of Educational Sciences, School of Humanities, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: This study aims to determine the effectiveness of psychodrama in reducing the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in primary school students living in earthquake-stricken areas.
Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with pre-test/post-test design using a control group. The study population consists of all male primary school students diagnosed with PTSD living in Salas-e Babajani County, Kermanshah, Iran. Of these, 40 were selected using a purposive sampling method and based on the PTSD criteria, and were then divided into two groups of intervention (n=20) and control (n=20). Research instruments were a diagnostic interview based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) criteria and the PTSD Checklist for DSM5 (PCL-5) questionnaire. Data were analyzed using one-way and multivariate analysis of covariance.
Results: Psychodrama reduced the symptoms of PTSD in children with an effect size of 0.51 (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Psychodrama is an effective method for reducing the PTSD symptoms and neuropsychological problems. For the generalization of its results, further studies are recommended.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2019/09/19 | Accepted: 2020/06/8 | Published: 2021/01/1

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