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Keshtkar Ghalati S, Rahimi C, Mohamadi N. The Comparison of Memory and Cognitive Confidence among Patients with Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder (Checker-Type), Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Normal Group. Advances in Cognitive Science. 2013; 15 (1) :15-26
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-189-en.html
1- MA Clinical Psychology, Shiraz, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
3- Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
Abstract:   (164 Views)
Objective: The aim of present study was to compare the memory and cognitive confidence among patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (checkertype), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and normal group.
Method: Using convenience sampling method, three groups including 25 obsessive- compulsive patients (checker-type), 23 patients with generalized anxiety disorder and 26 normal subjects were selected. In the present causal-comparative investigation, participants completed Memory and Cognitive Confidence Scale, Padua Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory-revised. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance.
Results: The results showed a significant difference between three groups in memory and cognitive confidence (meta-memory trait) scale and its subscales.
Conclusion: Problem in the process of meta-memory appears to be one of the most important issues among these patients. Meanwhile, low confidence to memory possibly plays a central role in explaining the obsessivecompulsive disorder (checker-type).
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/11/21 | Accepted: 2013/01/20 | Published: 2013/03/21

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