The Effectiveness of Social Skill Training in Negative Emotional processing Information of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Marzieh Talebzadeh Shoshtari, Zahra Dasht Bozorgi


The research purpose is to investigate the effectiveness of social skill training in negative emotional processing information of patients with multiple sclerosis. The statistical population included all the patients with multiple sclerosis in Ahvaz city in 2014. The sample comprised 60 patients suffering from multiple sclerosis who were selected through convenience sampling and were randomly divided into two equal groups (experimental and control groups). The data gathering tool was semantic differential method. Moreover, the research used quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group design. The experimental group underwent seven, one-hour, weekly sessions of social skills training while the control group did not receive any training. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance. Results revealed that social skill training is effective in decreasing the negative emotional processing information in patients with multiple sclerosis in the experimental group and significant between-group difference was observed.


Social Skill Training, Negative Emotional Processing Information, Multiple Sclerosis.

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