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The Effects of Schema Conceptualization-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Patience and Psychological Symptoms in Married Women With Anxiety
Shahabizadeh , Nasrin Taheri
Department of Psychology, Birjand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Birjand, Iran
Abstract:   (410 Views)
Background and Objectives: Anxiety symptoms include various anxiety, panic, worry,
restlessness, and fear that require early diagnosis and intervention. Accordingly, the present
study aimed to investigate the effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) using
Schema Conceptualization (SC) on patience and psychological symptoms in married women
with anxiety symptoms.
Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test and a control group. The
statistical population consisted of all married women referring to the Education Counseling
Center of Birjand City, Iran, in 2019. Among the individuals who received anxiety scores >30
in the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), based on a simple random sampling method, 30 subjects
were selected; they were placed in two experimental and control groups. To collect the necessary
data, the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21), the BAI, and the Patience Scale was
used. Data analysis was performed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and Multivariate
Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA).
Results: The ANCOVA results indicated that ACT using SC effectively increased patience
(P=0.001) and decreased psychological symptoms (P=0.002) in the explored subjects with
anxiety symptoms. There was a significant difference between patience and the post-test scores
of depression, anxiety, and stress in the experimental and control groups.
Conclusion: The present research results suggested that ACT using SC was effective on patience
and psychological symptoms in women with anxiety symptoms.
Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema conceptualization, Patience, Psychologicalsymptoms, Anxiety symptoms
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Received: 2020/08/18 | Accepted: 2021/06/9 | Published: 2021/11/10
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