The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment-Based Therapy on the Psychological Well-Being and Resilience of Type 2 Diabetic Women

Document Type : Research Paper


1 ssistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Khomein Branch (Corresponding Author)

2 Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Khomein Branch, Khomein, Iran

3 Master of Clinical Psychology Islamic Azad University and Ahad Khomeini


Introduction: Diabetes is one of the chronic and common diseases of the contemporary era. Regarding the physical side effects of this disease, it can have profound psychological effects. Therefore, attention to factors affecting health can be effective in improving the mental health of diabetic patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ECT) on the psychological well-being and resilience of type 2 diabetic women.
Methods: This study was performed using pre-test and post-test design with control group. Thirty female patients with type 2 diabetes referred to Aligoodarz hospitals during the first six months of the year 1977 that met the criteria were selected and randomly divided into experimental and control groups. For the experimental group, acceptance and commitment therapy was administered in 10 one-hour sessions. Both groups completed the Reef Psychological Well-being Scale (1989) and Conner and Davidson Resilience (2003) before and after treatment. Data were analyzed using analysis of covarianc
Results: Findings showed that acceptance and commitment therapy is effective on psychological well-being and resiliency of patients with type 2 diabetes.
Conclusion: Based on the findings, it is suggested that acceptance and commitment based therapy be used to improve the quality of life and mental health of type 2 diabetes.