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Hasanzadeh M, Akbari B, Abolghasemi A. Efficiency of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Psychological Well-being and Sexual Function in Women with Infertility History. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care. 2019; 27 (4) :250-259
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1- PhD Student, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Rasht, Rasht, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Azad University of Rasht, Rasht, Iran , bakbari44@yahoo.com@gmail.com
3- Professor, Department of Psychology, Guilan University, Guilan, Iran
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Introduction: Women with infertility have  psychological and sexual problems; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on psychological well-being and sexual function of women with a history of infertility.
Methods: This was a semi-experimental pretest-posttest study with control group. A total of 30 infertile women referred to the Mehr Infertility Clinic in Rasht city during the 6 months (October 2017 to March 2018) were selected by available sampling method and randomly assigned to two groups of acceptance and commitment therapy (n = 15) and control group (n = 15). They completed the psychological well-being Reef and the sexual function of women Rosen questionnaire before and after the intervention and after 2 months follow-up. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19 and using multivariate covariance analysis and repeated measure ANOVA.
Results: Mancova showed that the ACT therapy in post-test stage had a significant effect on psychological well-being (P<0.01) and its components included self-acceptance, positive relationships with others (P<0.01), autonomy and life Purposeful life (P<0.05) and sexual function (P<0.01) and that the effect of ACT was Remained to follow up stage.
Conclusion: According to the results, it can be said that ACT therapy has an effective role in promoting the psychological well-being and sexual function of women with a history of infertility.

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According to the results, it can be said that ACT therapy has an effective role in promoting the psychological well-being and sexual function of women with a history of infertility.


Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2018/07/6 | Accepted: 2018/07/31 | Published: 2019/03/27

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