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Esmali Kooraneh A, Alizadeh M, Khanizadeh Balderlou K. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY BASED ON ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2016; 27 (5) :365-374
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3549-en.html

Aassistant Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology, Maragheh University, Maragheh, Iran , esmaili147@gmail.com
Abstract:   (2053 Views)

Background & Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of treatment based on acceptance and commitment to increase the quality of life in patients with breast cancer.

Materials & Methods: For this purpose, in a quasi-experimental study, 30 women with breast cancer in Omid Hospital, Urmia Iran were randomly selected and divided into two groups (n = 15) and control (n= 15). The experimental group received 8 sessions of 90-minute intervention based on acceptance and commitment, but the control group did not receive any intervention. In order to collect data, Quality of Life Questionnaire was used. Analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data.

Results: The results showed that the treatment of quality of life ACT increased significantly in the post-test and components of ACT increased quality of life in the experimental group. The intervention however did not affect mental and environmental health of the experimental group.

Conclusion: It was concluded that the group therapy based on acceptance and commitment could enhance the life quality of patients with breast cancer. 

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2016: 27(5): 374 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/08/15 | Accepted: 2016/08/15 | Published: 2016/08/15

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