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1- MA, General Psychology, University Of Eyvanakey, Semnan, Iran
2- Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life Style Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on body image, self-efficacy and hope in patients with multiple sclerosis. The present study was a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest with a control group. The statistical population includes all MS patients referring to Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life Style Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences of Tehran (Iran) in 2019. Participants were 30 people were selected by accessible sampling method and randomly assigned into control and experimental groups (15 people in each group). Data was collected by questionnaire of body image, self-efficacy scale and hope inventory. The experimental group received eight 90-minute sessions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but the control group did not receive any intervention. For data analysis, SPSS software version 22 and multivariate analysis of covariance were used. The results indicated that there was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in body image, self-efficacy and hope. Therefore, acceptance and commitment therapy was effective in improving body image, self-efficacy and hope in MS patients.
 
     
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Evolutionary Psychology
Received: 2022/03/14 | Accepted: 2022/06/11

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