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Journal:   JOURNAL OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION   SPRING 2016 , Volume 4 , Number 1; Page(s) 31 To 39.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY ON QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES (EFFECTIVENESS OF ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY ON PATIENTS’ QUALITY OF LIFE)

 
 
Author(s):  FATHI AHMADSARAEI NARGES, NESHAT DOOST HAMID TAHER*, MANSHAEE GHOLAMREZA, NADI MOHAMMAD ALI
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY,ISFAHAN (KHORASGAN )BRANCH, ISFAHAN ,IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and objective: Diabetes is one of the chronic disease that has the most negative effects on the quality of life. This study was aimed to investigate the impact of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on quality of life among patients with type 2 diabetes.
Materials and methods: In this quasi-experimental study a pre-test, posttest and a three month follow-up test was used. Among patients from the Diabetes Association in Alborz Province in Iran, 40 diabetic patients were randomly assigned to an experimental and a control group. The instruments for gathering data were demographic characteristics and a shortened form of quality of life questionnaire (DQOL). Besides using their diabetes drugs, during 8 weeks, and each week 2 hours, the experimental group participated in ACT sessions; but the control group only received diabetes drugs. The data were analyzed using covariance analysis, Tukey post hoc test and to compare post-test and medium follow up of two groups the dependent t-test was used through SPSS 20.
Results: ACT in post-test and follow up increased as a psychological intervention of quality of life was used among patients with type 2 diabetes.
Conclusion: ACT can be used as an effective psychological intervention on the quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes.

 
Keyword(s): TYPE 2 DIABETES, ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT), QUALITY OF LIFE, KARAJ, ALBORZ PROVINCE
 
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