Correlational findings

Study Abedi & Vostanis (2010): study IR 2008

Chlidren with obsessive compulsive disorder, mothers of which received a training or not. Iran, Isphahan, 2008
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 40
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Quality of Life Therapy QoLT for mothers
Our Classification
1: n = 20
0: n = 20
1 TREATED (Mothers)
Treatment included eight 90-min sessions, over 4 weeks. Mothers attended two groups, each consisting of ten participants. A list of 20 techniques  was presented to participants in each session. With the support and assistance of the therapist, participants chose one or two related techniques, which
they used as homework. These included:
a:  balanced lifestyle;
b: lowering expectations
c:; finding a meaning and purpose in
d: increasing quality time with the child
e: fitness habits
f:  increasing affection for the child
g: FAT (family, alone, together) time
h; accepting what one can not change;
i happiness’ habits (sharing activities that have been found to increase happiness such as close relationships with friends
and family)
j: happiness diet’ (concentrating on what makes people happy);
k: colour purple’ principle (focusing on what
is considered good and beautiful in the world); l: ‘happiness spillover’ principle (this technique is based on the concept that happiness or unhappiness in one area of life can generate similar emotions in other areas of life)
m:  using humour;
n: expanding one’s interests
o: mental health day or hour (clients learn how, when in distress, to take a day off work or
other responsibilities)
p: positive addiction (encouraging mothers to find gratification, fun, flow and the love that
they need in each life area); creativity routines;
q:‘second option’ (learning how to consult with a counselor on relationships difficulties); over thinking principle (learning how to stop their child’s ruminations); and playing like a
child (how adults play and enjoy).
0 WAITING LIST CONTROLS. All control mothers were offered the intervention after the completion of the study

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QOL-u-sq-v-7-c DM = + p < .000                 Happiness children   Difference
                T1         T2          T2-T1
                M    SD    M    SD     DM
Mother treated  3,55 1,05  5,00 0,72   +1,45
Mother control  3,80 0,89  3,85 0,74   +0,05
- difference   -0,25      +1,15        +1,40
O-QOL-u-sq-v-7-c D%sr = + Mother treated                         +24,2%
Mother control                         + 0,8%
- difference                           +23,4%

T1: pre training of mother
T2: post 4 week training of mother