DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.3.1112

Mental Health Through an Attribution Retraining Intervention in Students with Epileptic Disorder

Mingyu Shen, Huihui Yin, Zhuang Miao


This experimental study aimed to examine the effects of a 7-weeks training program on psychosocial problems. 20 students with epileptic disorder were randomly allocated to an intervention (n=12) and control group (n=8) with pre- and post-training assessments. Our study hypothesized that an increase in dependencies on others in order to meet the personal needs would lead to more psychosocial problems in the control group, but not in the experimental group, due to the attribution retraining intervention. Our study found positive effects of the intervention on psychosocial problems, perceived individual ability, used external resources, interpersonal relationship skill and problem-solving skill in the experimental group. The results showed that a attribution retraining intervention program can protect students with epileptic disorder from an increase in psychosocial problems in order to meet the personal needs.


Attribution Retraining, Training Program, Mental Health, Dependencies

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