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Feyz 2020, 24(3): 302-311 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the effectiveness of an emotion-based therapy and a treatment based on acceptance and commitment on the quality of life of women with chronic headache
Somayeh Fathi , Jafar Poyamanesh * , Mohammad Ghamari , Ghorban FathiAgdam
Department of Psychology, Abhar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Abhar, I.R. Iran. , jaffar_pouyamanesh@yahoo.com
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Background: This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of an emotion-based therapy and a treatment based on acceptance and commitment on the quality of life of women with chronic headache.
Materials and Methods: This study used a quasi-experimental method with pre-test, post-test, follow up, and the control group. The population under consisted women were that they referred for the treatment of headache to the brain and neurology government clinic of Parsabad city in 2019. 30 women were selected by purposive sampling as the participants and randomly divided into three groups.
Results: The mean and standard deviation quality of life for the emotion-based therapy group, the treatment based on acceptance and commitment group, and the control group on the posttest were (38.40±5.03), (39.30±4.43) and (39.30±5.29) respectively. The results showed that the emotion-based therapy (51.50±6.86) and treatment based on acceptance and commitment (60.10±5.04) compared to the control group (39.40±5.37) increased the quality of life in chronic headache patients on the posttest (P=0.001). Besides, the effect of emotion-based therapy (51.20±7.13) and treatment based on acceptance and commitment (60.00±4.96) on the quality of life (39.00±5.01) persisted in the follow-up phase (P<0.001). It was also shown that the effect of treatment based on acceptance and commitment on quality of life in post-test and follow-up was more evident than the effect of emotion-based therapy (P<0.006).
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, emotion-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment-based therapy may decrease the stress and thus improve the quality of life of women with chronic headaches.
Keywords: Emotion-based therapy, Treatment based on acceptance and commitment, Quality of life, Chronic headache, Women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2020/05/19 | Accepted: 2020/07/20 | Published: 2020/08/19
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Fathi S, Poyamanesh J, Ghamari M, FathiAgdam G. Comparison of the effectiveness of an emotion-based therapy and a treatment based on acceptance and commitment on the quality of life of women with chronic headache. Feyz. 2020; 24 (3) :302-311
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