Determining the Effectiveness Treatment Based on Acceptance and Commitment ACT on Reducing Death Anxiety and Life Expectancy of Patients with Breast Cancer

Zahra Zanjani, Mina Mojtabaie, Mahdi Shahnazari

Abstract


To determine the effectiveness treatment based on acceptance and commitment ACT on reducing death anxiety and life expectancy of patients with breast cancer, 30 people were chosen purposefully and divided into two experimental and control groups randomly.

The sample size were selected with Cohen's Table and 5% effect size in each group and 65% power of test 65% with 5% Alpha  in each group. All subjects completed all the research tools on two occasions and they passed 8 sessions of group therapy. To collect the data, was used Schneider’s life expectancy questionnaire and Templar’s death anxiety questionnaire. Data were analyzed by One-way analysis of covariance. The results showed that treatment based on acceptance and commitment is effective on reducing death anxiety of patients with breast cancer. Also treatment based on acceptance and commitment is effective on increasing life expectancy of patients with breast cancer.


Keywords


death anxiety, life expectancy, breast cancer.

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