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Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on quality of life in infertile women during treatment: A randomized Control Trial
Mahtab Attarha1, Elahe Rahimi1, Abed Majidi2
1Department of Midwifery , Nursing and Midwifery School, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
2Department of Consulting, Education and Psychology School, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


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Keywords : Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Quality of Life, Infertility, Women
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Abstract

Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on quality of life in infertile women during treatment.

Materials and Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial that conducted on 40 infertile women were admitted to the clinics of Arak, Iran.They were selected through convenience sampling and randomly assigned to two groups of intervention (N=20) and control (N=20). The data-collecting tool was Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) Questionnaire, which was completed before and one month after the intervention. The counseling group was provided with a full eleven 90-minute sessions of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) twice a week. The data were analyzed using SPSS 23 through Chi-square test, independent samples t-test.

Results: There was a statistically significant difference between themean scores  of quality of life in the ACT group with the control group before and one month after the intervention (p>0/05).

Conclusion: It seems that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy improves infertile women’s quality of life and regarding the high incidence of infertility, this treatment can be used for alleviate the quality of life of them .

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