Investigation the effectiveness of the mind simulation model on reducing stress and increasing cognitive flexibility in adult with stuttering disorder
Mohammad Ehsan Taghizadeh1, Nemat Allah Yarollahi2, Zahra Bahrami3
Introduction: Many stutterers suffer from excessive stress and deficit in cognitive inflexibility. Mind Simulation Model is a new treatment proposed for stuttering and its related problems.
Aim: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of mind simulation model on stress reduction and cognitive flexibility enforcement in adult with stuttering disorder. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pre-test post-test design and a control group. The number of 30 stutterer participants referring to Tavanmandsazan-e-Zehn Clinic were selected through available sampling method and put randomly into the experimental and control groups. After measuring basic levels of stress and cognitive flexibility of all participants, the experimental group received mind simulation therapy, while the control group received no intervention. Finally, both groups completed the post-tests.
Results: Results of MANCOVA analysis showed that mind simulation model could significantly reduced stress (P<0.01) and improved cognitive flexibility (P<0.05) compared to the control group.
Conclusion: given these findings, it can be claimed that mind simulation model can significantly treats stuttering and its related problems in adults through mind empowerment.