The study aimed at exploring the impact of the Cognitive/ BehavioralProgram to reduce anxiety among a sample of children with Thalassemia inRamallah and Al- Bireh Province in Palestine.The final sample of the study consisted of (30) children, who suffer fromThalassemia. These selected from students infected with Thalassemia inRamallah and Al- Bireh Province. Their ages were between (8- 12) yearsand the total number of people with Thalassemia was (56) children, theanxiety measure was applied on them, and they were divided into two groupsrandomly: the experimental group of (15) children, and the control groupconsisted of (15) children. The Cognitive/ Behavioral Program was appliedto reduce the anxiety on the experimental group only, for a month and a halfof (16) training sessions.The statistical analysis of data indicates the following results:1. There are statistically significant differences at level (α = 0. 05) betweenthe average ranks of the experimental and the control groups on theanxiety scale in favor of the experimental group referred to the Cognitive/Behavioral Program.2. No statistically significant differences were found at the anxiety scalefor the experimental group between males and females referred to theCognitive/ Behavioral Program.3. No statistically significant differences were found at level (α = 0. 05)between the average degrees of the experimental group of children onthe anxiety scale at the follow – up and distance measures referred to theProgram.In the light of the study results, a number of educational recommendationswere provided and presented to the concerned authorities, in order toreduce the anxiety among children with Thalassemia and to improve theirstandards
Suhail, Tamer Farah
"The Impact of the Cognitive/ Behavioral Program to Reduce Anxiety among Children Diagnosed with Thalassemia,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol1/iss1/3