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Iran J War Public Health 2017, 9(4): 217-223 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Two Approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Psychological Well-being of Veterans’ Wives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
O. Isanejad * 1, F. Azadbakht 2
1- Department of Family Counseling, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran , farhangmad@gmail.com
2- Department of Family Counseling, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran, University of Kurdistan, Kurdistan, Iran
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Aims: Although war finished years ago, disabled veterans are still experiencing a lot of physical and psychological problems, which can seriously affect well-being of their wives and other members of their families. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on psychological well-being of veterans’ wives with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Materials & Methods: This quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest design with control group and follow-up phase after one month was conducted in 2016 among 43 veterans’ wives with PTSD in Kuhdasht city. The subjects were randomly selected and randomly assigned into ACT group (13 people), MBCT group (13 people) and control group (15 people). Experimental groups were treated in 8 sessions of 90 minutes, while the control group received no cure. Ryff Scale of Psychological Well-Being (RSPB) was employed as the data collection instrument. Data were analyzed by SPSS 18 using repeated measures analysis of variance, multiple analysis of variance and Shafa's post hoc test.
Results: In posttest and follow-up phase, there was a significant difference between ACT and MBCT groups with control group (p<0.01), but the MBCT and ACT groups did not differ significantly (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Two approaches of ACT and MBCT are effective on increasing the psychological well-being of veterans' wives with PTSD.

Keywords: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mental Health, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychological impacts of war
Received: 2017/05/30 | Accepted: 2017/09/26 | Published: 2017/12/11
* Corresponding Author Address: University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran Avenue, Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran. Postal Code: 66177-15175.
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Isanejad O, Azadbakht F. Effectiveness of Two Approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Psychological Well-being of Veterans’ Wives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Iran J War Public Health. 2017; 9 (4) :217-223
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