Volume 6, Issue 2 (2-2020)                   J Jiroft Univ Med Sci 2020, 6(2): 244-252 | Back to browse issues page

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Afshar A, rostami C, Afshar A, Karimi A, Ardalan A. The study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on the Depression in housewives. J Jiroft Univ Med Sci. 2020; 6 (2) :244-252
URL: http://journal.jmu.ac.ir/article-1-259-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran
2- MSc of clinical psychology, Health Network of Kamyaran, University of Medical Sciences Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Medical Sciences Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran
4- MSc of Biostatistics, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Reserch Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
5- MSc of Health Education, Health Network of Kamyaran, Kurdistan, University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
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Introduction: Depression is a mood disorder and one of the most common mental disorders that is referred to as mental cold. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on depression in housewives.
Materials and Methods: The research method was quasi-experimental and a pre-test-post test with control group. The statistical population included all women referred to the psychiatric clinic of Sina Hospital in Kamyaran city in the winter of 2017. The sample of this study was 30 people who were selected by psychiatrist's diagnosis and randomly divided into two groups of 15 people. Therapeutic interventions (acceptance and commitment approach) were performed on the experimental group during 12 sessions and once a week. The control group did not receive any training. Data were analyzed by SPSS-20 software using descriptive statistics and covariance analysis.
Results: The results of data analysis using univariate covariance test showed  that after adjusting the  pre-test scores for depression there was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups (  p=0.001)
Conclusion: Acceptance and commitment therapy can be effective in reducing the depression of housewives. Therefore, this treatment method can be used along with other interventions.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Medical Sciences / Psychiatry
Received: 2019/06/25 | Accepted: 2020/04/5 | Published: 2020/04/5

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