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An investigation into the effectiveness of acceptance treatment on the reduction of depression among the disabled

Abbas Ramazani, Behzad Akbari Doorbash, Naghi Kamali, Elham Yusefi


Objective: Nowadays, the third wave psycho-therapy treatments emphasize on acceptance, awareness of feelings, cognitive abilities, emotions and behaviors, rather than challenging the knowledge. For this reason, the current study aimed to investigate the acceptance-based training on and commitment on depression among the disabled who referred to the Welfare Organization in the city of Darreh Shahr.

Methods: In this study which is considered a semi-empirical activity of the type of pre-test and post-test with control group, the sample was selected through a purposive sampling from among the patients who referred to the Social Welfare Center in Darreh Shahr. They were tested using Beck Depression Inventory, of which 30 people were selected and assigned to experimental and control groups (15 people). The experimental group was trained by independent variable (Project of Acceptance Treatment and Commitment) while the control group did not receive any treatment. In the post-test process, Beck Depression Inventory was performed on both groups once again and the data were analyzed using analysis of covariance.

Findings: Using analysis of covariance and Galmogrov Smirnov-Shapirov tests by a factor of (P> 0,05), the effect of acceptance treatment training on reducing depression has been effective among the disabled patients with a factor equal to F = 28/78, P <0/01.

Results: The results of the current study clearly show that the treatment acceptance and commitment has been influential in reducing depression among the people with disabilities in the study.


acceptance treatment; depression; physically disabled people (handicapped)

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