Effect of acceptance-based behavior therapy on severity of symptoms, worry and quality of life in women with generalized anxiety disorder

Zargar, F. and Farid, A.A. and Atef-Vahid, M.K. and Afshar, H. and Maroofi, M. and Omranifard, V. (2012) Effect of acceptance-based behavior therapy on severity of symptoms, worry and quality of life in women with generalized anxiety disorder. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 6 (2). pp. 23-32.

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Abstract

Objective: Acceptance-based behavior therapy (ABBT) is a new psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The current study intended to compare severity of symptoms, worry and quality of life of GAD female patients between ABBT and control. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial. The sample included 18 women with GAD referred to psychiatrists in Isfahan, Iran. Patients were assigned in 2 groups randomly (ABBT and control group without any psychotherapy). Both groups received medication. The intervention in ABBT group was conducted based on Roemer & Orsillo's manual for Acceptance-based Behavior Therapy for GAD. 12 therapeutic sessions administered in Shariati psychiatric clinic of Isfahan. The instruments included the GAD-7 Inventory, Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) and Short Form Health Survey -12 revised Version (SF-12V2). The data were analyzed using the Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANCOVA). Results: Overall, clients receiving ABBT compared to control group reported a significantly decrease in severity of GAD symptoms, and improve in quality of life at post- treatment state. They reported decrease in severity of worry but it was not statistically significant compared to control group. Conclusion: ABBT was effective in alleviating symptoms of GAD.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: acceptance based behavior therapy; adult; article; behavior therapy; clinical article; clinical assessment tool; controlled study; disease severity; female; gad-7 inventory; generalized anxiety disorder; human; Iran; Penn State Worry Questionnaire; psychiatrist; quality of life; randomized controlled trial; Short Form 12; therapy effect; treatment duration
Subjects: Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 13:57
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2017 15:01
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/733

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