The Efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Weight Self-Efficacy Lifestyle in Obese Women - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 25, Number 123 (4-2015)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2015, 25(123): 159-169 | Back to browse issues page


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Nourian L, Aghaei A, Ghorbani M. The Efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Weight Self-Efficacy Lifestyle in Obese Women . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2015; 25 (123) :159-169
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-5534-en.html

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Background and purpose: Studies have shown that increasing self-efficacy could predict the treatment success for weight loss. This study assessed the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on weight self-efficacy lifestyle in obese women in Isfahan. Materials and methods: A quasi-experimental pretest/post-test control group design was conducted on all obese women (BMI≥30) in Isfahan in spring 2014. Convenience sampling was performed and 30 obese women were selected according to our defined inclusion criteria. They were randomly assigned either in a control or experimental group (n=15 per group). The Weight Efficacy Lifestyle Questionnaire was completed by the participants in pre-test, post-test and follow-up stages. The experimental group attended ACT classes for 8 sessions/ 90 min. Results: Significant differences were found in weight self-efficacy lifestyle in all subscales including food availability, social pressure, physical discomfort, negative emotions, and positive activities in experimental group during all stages. Conclusion: According to this study, ACT could improve weight self-efficacy lifestyle as a predicting index of weight loss in obese women. Therefore, this treatment could be beneficial when performed in conjunction with other weight loss interventions.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: psychology

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