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Volume 18, Issue 83 (1-2020)                   علوم روانشناختی 2020, 18(83): 2185-2192 | Back to browse issues page

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Ahmadi A, Ghaemi F, Farokhi N A. Comparison of the Effectiveness of mindfulness training and commitment and acceptance therapy on sexual function in cancer patients in Isfahan. علوم روانشناختی. 2020; 18 (83) :2185-2192
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Professor, Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling, University of Tehran
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Background: Numerous studies have emphasized the effectiveness of mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy on the treatment of cancer patients. But is there a difference between the effectiveness of these two treatments on improving sexual function in men with cancer? Aims: The aim of this study was to determine and compare the effectiveness of mindfulness training and acceptance and commitment based therapy on sexual function in Isfahan cancer patients. Method: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest design with two experimental groups and one control group. Among males with cancer in Isfahan, a sample of 30 patients was selected purposefully according to the research criteria and then 10 in the mindfulness group (Kabat‐Zinn, 2003), 10 in the acceptance and commitment group (Hayes and et al, (2010) and 10 controls were randomly assigned to the control group. The instrument used was Rosen et al (2004) Men's Sexual Health Questionnaire. Results: The results of covariance analysis showed that both mindfulness training and acceptance and commitment therapy had a significant effect on increasing sexual function in men with cancer (p≤0/001). but between the effectiveness of mindfulness and acceptance and commitment groups The difference is not significant. Conclusions: Mindfulness-based interventions and acceptance and commitment therapies can be used to improve the sexual function of men with cancer.            
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/20 | Accepted: 2019/10/8 | Published: 2020/01/28

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