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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral intervention on the quality of life and self-efficacy in 10-15 year old boys with Asthma symptoms in the city of Ahvaz. The sample was selected using convenience sampling. In order to confirm Asthma symptoms, the participants completed the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire (ISAAC). 12 children with asthma symptoms were randomly divided into two groups (experimental and control group). All the participants completed the Pediatric Quality of Life Questionnaire Asthma module and the Children and Adolescence Self-efficacy Scale in the posttest and follow up stages. The experimental group received 10 sessions of intervention. The data were analyzed by the Mann-Whitney U test using SPSS. The results showed significant improvement in the quality of life and self-efficacy of the experimental group compared with the control group. But there weren't any significant difference between the two groups for the asthma symptoms component. The findings suggest that cognitive-behavioral intervention can be used as a well-established psychotherapy procedure and supplement to medical treatment for children and adolescents with asthma symptoms to reduce asthma complications.


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