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Sayafi S, Sotodeh Asl N, Ebrahimi Varkiani M. Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychotherapy on Emotional Self-Regulation of Women With Coronary Heart Disease. Journal of Inflammatory Diseases. 2021; 24 (6) :532-543
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-3114-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran. , sotodeh1@yahoo.com
3- School of Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
Abstract:   (192 Views)
Background: Emotional self-regulation can play an important role in reducing the symptoms of coronary heart disease which is a psychosomatic disorder.
Objective: This study aims to compare the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and positive psychotherapy on emotional self-regulation of women with coronary heart disease.
Methods: This is a randomized clinical trial. Study population consists of all women with coronary heart disease referred to Pasteur Hospital in Qazvin, Iran during 2019-2020. Using a convenience sampling method, 45 women were selected and divided into three groups (two experimental groups and one control group). The intervention program was provided at 8 sessions for each experimental group. Data collection tools were a demographic form, and Ibanez’s Self-regulation Inventory. Participants were followed up for one month after intervention. Collected data were analyzed by ANCOVA and paired t-test.
Findings: ACT was effective in increasing emotional self-regulation ability of patients in the post-test and follow-up phases, but the positive psychotherapy had no significant effect on their emotional self-regulation and no significant difference was observed.
Conclusion: ACT is an appropriate and effective method for women with coronary heart disease and can be used as a complementary therapy in related medical centers. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry

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