Investigating the Mediating Role of Distress Tolerance in the Relationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Psychiatric Symptoms among Addicts

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to determine the mediating role of distress tolerance in the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and psychiatric symptoms among addicts.

Methods: The statistical population of this study consists of addicts referring to addiction treatment clinics in Zanjan city, Iran. Using the multi-stage cluster sampling method, 150 participants were selected as a sample and completed the questionnaires. Early maladaptive schema questionnaire-short form, symptom checklist-25 (SCL-25), and the distress tolerance scale were completed by participants.

Results: The findings of this study indicate a negative and significant relationship between early maladaptive schemas and distress tolerance among addicts. Also, there is a positive and significant relationship between early maladaptive schemas and psychiatric symptoms among addicts. It can be said that there is a significant negative relationship between distress tolerance and psychiatric symptoms in addicts.

Conclusions: The final results of this study show that in the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and psychiatric symptoms among addicts in Zanjan city, distress tolerance plays a mediating role and the model has a goodness of fit.

Keywords: Distress tolerance, Early maladaptive schemas, Psychiatric symptoms, Addicts.

Published
May 9, 2021
How to Cite
FATHI 1, Elham et al. Investigating the Mediating Role of Distress Tolerance in the Relationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Psychiatric Symptoms among Addicts. International Journal of Health Studies, [S.l.], p. 38-43, may 2021. ISSN 2423-6594. Available at: <https://ijhs.shmu.ac.ir/index.php/ijhs/article/view/852>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22100/ijhs.v7i3.852.
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