The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment on Hope and Pain Management in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Behshahr, Iran 2 Department of Psychology, Alborz Science and Research Branch, Karaj, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Alborz Science and Research Branch, Karaj, Iran

3 Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Overseas Branch, Iran

4 Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

5 Department of Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

6 Department of Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that causes psychological problems such as decreased hope and pain management; The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment on hope and pain management in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Methods: In the present study, according to the type of data collection, semi-experimental designs were used. The design of this research was pre-test-post-test designs with a control group. From the statistical population of patients with multiple sclerosis in Tehran, 28 people were selected by convenience sampling method who were randomly divided into two groups of 14 as experimental group and control group. Hope and pain management questionnaires were used. Data were analyzed by covariance test.
Results: The results of covariance showed that the acceptance and commitment approach has a positive and significant effect on increasing hope and pain management in patients with multiple sclerosis (p <0.001).
Conclusion: Acceptance and commitment approach is effective on hope and pain management in patients with multiple sclerosis; Therefore, it is suggested to use the acceptance and commitment approach on multiple sclerosis patients.


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