Document Type : Research Paper
Department of Psychology, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
Associate professor, Department of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
Introduction: The present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy based on improving depression, mental health and the physically health in hemodialysis patients. An experimental pretest-posttest whit a control group design was used to conduct the study.
Materials and Methods: The statistical population of the interventional study includes all hemodialysis patients who have referred to the dialysis unit of Bu-Ali hospital in Ardabil in the second half of 2015. The sample the study includes 60 individuals, who were selected by convenience sampling and randomly were assigned to two experimental and control groups. Beck Depression Inventory and SF-36 quality of life was completed by participants before the intervention. Than the experimental group received eight 90 minutes sessions of based on Acceptance and Commitment Group Therapy, and the patient in the control group received other training in eight sessions of 90 minutes to control the placebo effect. Statistical methods used for data analysis is multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA).
Results:The results indicate the significant impact of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based on the effectiveness of depression and enhanced, mental health and the physically health in experimental group is also significant (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the study, the acceptance and commitment therapy based significantly improves depression, mental health and the physically health in hemodialysis patients.