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Background and Purpose: Quality of life asan important factor in health is very important. This study is looking for anappropriate and effective treatment for improving quality of life. Thisresearch aims to study the psychological effect of acceptance and commitmenttherapy ACT on quality of life of adult women suffering from obesity. Methodsand Materials: This research is a kind of half-trail, with pattern of pre-test,post-test and group control. Statistical population includes all over-weightwomen with body mass index BMI range 30 - 40 who participated in familytraining sessions held in Shahin Shahr city. 40 patients who had the characteristicsfor sampling were selected and randomly placed in test and control groups eachgroup 20 people. Participants in each group before and after interventionquality of life questionnaire with 100 question sample World HealthOrganization Quality of Life WHOQOL-100 were evaluated. 12 sessions ofacceptance and commitment therapy in group was used. The obtained data wereanalyzed with the use of Sciences Statistical Package for the Social SPSS 18statistical software and methods of analysis of covariance. Findings: Afterselection of adult women having a BMI between 30 and 40 based on availabilitywho had attended the meeting of family education, by invitation and voluntary,they were randomized into experimental and control groups. Intervention was donefor experimental group. Due to the result of covariance analysis on thepost-test stage, examination group showed significant improvement in variantsphysical health dimensions, level of independence in social and environmentalrelationships and spirituality p < 0.01. Conclusion: According to thefindings of this research based on the impact of acceptance and commitmentintervention on promotion and improving in quality of life, this treatment canbe used for improving the variants in women suffering from over-weight andobesity.

KEYWORDS

Body Mass Index, Obesity, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Interventions, Quality of Life, Physical Health, Level of Independency, Social and Environmental Relationships, Spirituality

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Jadidi, G. and Kazemi-Zahrani, H. 2016 Investigation of the Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Psychotherapy ACT on Quality of Life of Adult Women Suffering from Obesity. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 5, 27-34. doi: 10.4236-ojmp.2016.52004.





Autor: Gholam Abbas Jadidi1, Hamid Kazemi-Zahrani2

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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