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Zare Bidaki Z, Jahangiri M M. Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment-based Therapy on Psychological Flexibility among Mothers with Autistic Children. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2019; 21 (7) :39-47
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-5754-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Mahallat Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahallat, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Mahallat Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahallat, Iran. , Jahangiri.mehdi@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (436 Views)
Background and Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of acceptance-based treatment on psychological flexibility of mothers of children with autism disorder.
Materials and Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest with control group. The statistical population of the present study included mothers with autistic children referring to the autism community in Qom city at 2017. According to the semi-experimental design and Criteria for research, a sample of 30 patients (each group of 15) was selected voluntarily. Samples were randomly assigned to two experimental and control groups. The experimental group received 8 sessions of "acceptance and commitment therapy. The instrument for collecting information included the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II). Data were analyzed by SPSS software using covariance.
Ethical Considerations: This study with research ethics code IR.IAU.ARAK.REC.1396.39 has been approved by research ethics committee at Islamic Azad University of Mahallat, Iran.
Findings: Based on study findings, the acceptance- and commitment-based therapy had significant impact on psychological flexibility in mothers of children with autism.
Conclusion: Based on the findings, it can be concluded that acceptance and commitment therapy is effective in improving the mental health of mothers with childhood autism.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: psychology
Received: 2018/05/3 | Accepted: 2018/12/26

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