Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Anxiety and Depression of Razi Psychiatric Center Staff

  • Mostafa Heydari Department of Psychology, Kish International Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kish Island
  • Saideh Masafi Department of Psychology, Kish International Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kish Island
  • Mehdi Jafari Health Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Taleghani Educational Hospital, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Seyed Hassan Saadat Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Lifestyle Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
  • Shima Shahyad Neuroscience Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Depression


AIM: Considering the key role of human resources as the main operator of organisations, the present research aimed to determine the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety and depression of Razi Psychiatric Center staff.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research follows a quasi-experimental type with pre-test, post-test plans, and control group. Accordingly, 30 people were selected through volunteered sampling among Razi Psychiatric Center staff. Then, they were randomly placed into two groups of 15 (experimental and control) and evaluated using research tools. Research tools consisted of Beck Anxiety and Depression Inventories whose reliability and validity have been confirmed in several studies. Research data were analysed using the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).

Results: The statistical analysis confirmed the difference in the components of anxiety and depression in the experimental group, which had received acceptance and commitment therapy compared to the group that had not received any therapy in this regard (control group) (p < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: Acceptance and commitment therapy reduces anxiety and depression.


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How to Cite
Heydari M, Masafi S, Jafari M, Saadat SH, Shahyad S. Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Anxiety and Depression of Razi Psychiatric Center Staff. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018Feb.8 [cited 2020Nov.26];6(2):410-5. Available from: https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.064
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