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Background and aim: Chronic diseases are among the patients who also endanger the physical health, but other dimensions of health, hence, a comprehensive program for the patient is inevitable. These patients are placed in a wide range of problems that include physical, psychological, economic and social problems that affect their quality of life. The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on quality of life in dialysis patients.
Methods: This study was quasi-experimental and in the form of pretest-posttest design with control group, 22 dialysis patients in AQ Qala hospital were selected by convenience sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Then, the experimental group received 8 sessions of 90 minutes of acceptance and commitment program and did not receive the educational control group. The participants completed the questionnaires of the World Health Organization quality of life questionnaire before and after training form 24 questions.
Results: The findings of this study showed that acceptance and commitment therapy resulted in increased quality of life and dimensions of physical health, mental health, social relationships and environmental health in the experimental group in the Post-test (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Acceptance and commitment therapy can be used as a useful intervention on quality of life in dialysis patients.
Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Psychology

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