The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Psychological Well-Being in Women with MS

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Bayati, A., Abbasi, P., Bashiri, H., Dehghan, F., & Yazdanbakhsh, K. (2017). The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Psychological Well-Being in Women with MS. IIOAB JOURNAL, 8(1), 82-86.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychological Wellbeing, MS

Introduction: Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a third generation behavior therapy in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on psychological well-being in women with MS. Method: In this study which was a Quasi-Experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group, the sample group was selected by available sampling method from patients referred to the Kermanshah MS association. Therefore, 30 female subjects were chosen randomly and assigned to two control & experimental groups (each with 15 subjects). To assess the severity of psychological well-being, psychological well-being short form Reef was used respectively in pre-test. The experimental group experienced the treatment based on acceptance and commitment therapy in eight; two hours sessions and the control group did not receive any treatment. These questionnaires again conducted on both group in post-test. Results: The results showed that psychological well-being scores of experimental group significantly increased and in one-month fallow up did not significantly differ. So, treatment based on the acceptance and commitment therapy caused significant changes in the treatment of psychological well-being in women with MS. Conclusion: According to the findings, acceptance and commitment therapy is efficacious on increase of psychological well-being of multiple sclerosis patients. So it can be applied as useful method of intervention for improving psychological symptoms in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

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