Volume 28, Issue 167 (12-2018)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2018, 28(167): 192-207 | Back to browse issues page

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Hasannezhad Reskati M, Mirzaian B, Hosseini S H. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Mental Health and Quality of Life of Women with Breast Cancer . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2018; 28 (167) :192-207
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-11771-en.html
Abstract:   (1358 Views)
Background and purpose: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Iranian women. Two main psychological complaints in cancer patients are depression and anxiety which have negative impacts on their quality of life. Acceptance and commitment therapy provides the involved patients with the skills to respond to these uncontrollable experiences and commitment to personal values. The purpose of this study was to review the clinical trials conducted on the effect of this method on depression, anxiety, and quality of life of these patients in Iran.
Materials and methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated all clinical trials conducted between 2005 and 2017 in Iran. Electronic databases were searched, including Since Direct, Scopus, Pubmed, Google Scholrar, SID, Mag iran, Iran doc, Medex, and Cochrane.
Results: In final investigation, 8 articles were reviewed (three on quality of life and five on depression and anxiety). The studies included people aged 20- 60 years old, all followed pre-test and post-test designs and two studies had performed follow-up interventions.
 Conclusion: Acceptance and commitment therapy could empower breast cancer patients and enhance their ability in accepting the disease, reduce anxiety, and depression and improve their quality of life. Nevertheless, further research consisting of more population and interventions in different stages of the disease are needed. Studies on male cancer patients could be beneficial too. Using more appropriate tools can also provide more reliable results.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: psychology

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