Efficacy of Cognitive Therapy on the Management of Psychological Distress among Adolescents with Hearing Impairment in Oyo State

Authors

    Samuel Olufemi Adeniyi , Olubukola A. Olufemi-Adeniyi , Abiola Wasiu Raheem

Published:

2022-03-31

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52291/ijse.2021.36.21

How to Cite

Adeniyi, S. O., Olufemi-Adeniyi, O. A., & Raheem, A. W. (2022). Efficacy of Cognitive Therapy on the Management of Psychological Distress among Adolescents with Hearing Impairment in Oyo State. International Journal of Special Education (IJSE), 36(2). https://doi.org/10.52291/ijse.2021.36.21

Abstract

This study investigated the efficacy of Cognitive Therapy (CT) on the management
of Psychological Distress (PD) among adolescents with hearing
impairment in Oyo State. The pretest-posttest control group, quasi experimental
research design was employed. A total of 53 adolescents with hearing
impairment from three integrated secondary schools in two senatorial districts
of Oyo State were purposively selected for the study. Kesler Psychological
Distress Scale with the index score of 19 and above was the screening
tool used to determine the adolescents with PD. Participants were randomly
assigned to CT (31) and control (22) groups. The treatment lasted 10 weeks.
Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (r=0.71), Rosenberg Self-esteem,
Rating (r=0.58) and Kesler Psychological Distress (r=0.63) scales were used
for data collection. Data collected were analysed using Analysis of Covariance
and Bonferronni post-hoc test at 0.05 level of significance. Results showed
that participants in the CT group managed their PD better than those in the
control group. Participants with high self-esteem benefitted from the treatment
than those with moderate and low self-esteem. Based on these findings,
special educators, counselling and clinical psychologists and social workers
are advised to use the therapy to manage psychological distress among adolescents
with hearing impairment.

Keywords:

Cognitive therapy, Psychological distress, Adolescents, Hearing impairment

Issue

Additional Files

Volume 36, Number: 2, Year 2021 of International Journal of Special Education