Determining the Effectiveness Treatment Based on Acceptance and Commitment ACT on Reducing Chronic Pain and Quality of Life of Patients with Breast Cancer

Elnaz Banaie Mottahed, Mina Mojtabaie, Mahdi Shahnazari

Abstract


Abstract 

Determine the effectiveness treatment based on acceptance and commitment ACT on reducing chronic pain and quality of life 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 1 sessions of group therapy. To collect the data, was used chronic pain questionnaire and the world health organization quality of life questionnaire. Data were analyzed by One-way analysis of covariance. The results showed that treatment based on acceptance and commitment is effective on reducing chronic pain of patients with breast cancer. Also treatment based on acceptance and commitment is effective on increasing quality of life (environmental health, social relations, mental health and physical health) of patients with breast cancer.

 

 


Keywords


chronic pain, quality of life, breast cancer

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