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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-83

The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on the self-care and adherence to treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes


1 Department of Psychology, International Khorramshahr-Persian Gulf Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorramshahr, Iran
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Psychology, Dezful Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran
4 Department of Psychology, Ahwaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammad Hatami
Department of Clinical Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/iahs.iahs_13_20

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Aim: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on self-care and adherence to treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes. Materials and Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental research with pretest–posttest-follow-up and control group design. The sample of the present study consisted of 30 patients with type 2 diabetes referred to the health network of Asaluyeh city in the first half of the year 2019. The perceived self-efficacy scale for self-care and adherence to treatment questionnaire were used for data collection. Results: The results of the data analysis showed that acceptance and commitment therapy is effective in the self-care and adherence to treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. Conclusion: Based on obtained results, it can conclude that acceptance and commitment therapy as a short term therapy has effective influences on self-care and adherence to treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.


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