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MirMoeini P, Bayazi M H, Khalatbari J. Comparing the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Compassion Focused Therapy on loneliness in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. yafte. 2021; 22 (4) :132-145
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-3050-en.html
orbat-e-Jaam Islamic Azad University,Mashhad, Iran
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Background: The aim of this study was to compare Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Compassion focused Therapy on Romantic, Family and Social loneliness in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Materials and Methods: In a quasi-experimental design, with pre-test and post-test and a control group, 45 patients with Multiple Sclerosis were selected among the patients referred to the MS clinic in Tehran province in 1398 and devided randomized in two experimental groups Acceptance and Commitment Therapy , Compassion focused Therapy and one contro; group. All three groups completed the Adult Socio-Emotional Feeling Questionnaire (SELSA-S) in two stages before and after the intervention. The experimental groups participated in eight sessions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the second experimental group participated in ten sessions of Compassion Focused Therapy, the experimental group did not receive any intervention, and the post-test sessions were performed at the end of the sessions. In order to test the research hypothesis, the results were analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance (MANCOVA) and SPSS21.
Results: The results showed that Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy were effective on the feeling of loneliness in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and with 95% confidence it can be said that Acceptance and Commitment therapy is more effective.
Conclusion: According to the obtained results, these interventions can be used along with drug treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients as a useful and complementary treatment method.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2020/07/7 | Accepted: 2020/11/9 | Published: 2021/03/9

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