The Implementation of the Visual Self-Assessment Scale as a Method of Formation of Rehabilitation Motivation



The article describes an experimental study of persons with acquired disabilities, conducted in 2016 on the basis of the Center “Preodolenie” (Moscow). The study involved 30 people aged 40 to 75 years. The main objective of the study was increasing patients ‘motivation for rehanilitation using modification of the technique for diagnosing the self-appraisal of the Dembo-Rubinstein - corrective-diagnostic technique "Self-appraisal scale". In the pilot study, we had to assess the effectiveness of the corrective component of this method in terms of increasing motivation to rehabilitation. The results of the study indicate the probable effectiveness of this method. As we can see in more realistic subjects self-appraisal and the level of claims, as well as a depression and anxiety level decrease compared with the initial similar indicators.

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Keywords: rehabilitation, psychological rehabilitation, persons with acquired disability, motivation for rehabilitation, disability, active position of the rehabilitant, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, level of aspiration

Journal rubric: Methods and Techniques

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Romanovsky N.V., Novikova E. The Implementation of the Visual Self-Assessment Scale as a Method of Formation of Rehabilitation Motivation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2017. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 135–148. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2017060308. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Nikolay V. Romanovsky, PhD in Psychology, Research Associate, Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, department of neuro – and pathopsychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

E. Novikova, Clinical psychologist, Rehabilitation Center “Preodolenie”, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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