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J Research Health 2017, 7(2): 729-735 Back to browse issues page
Effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on the acceptance of pain and psychological inflexibility among women with chronic headache
Shayeste Gharaee-Ardakani, Parviz Azadfallah, Majid Eydi-baygi , Aliakbar Zafarizade, Mansour Tork
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Tension headaches and migraines are the most common types of headaches that severely decline the daily functioning of patients. It seems that drug therapy is not useful by itself for most of these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on the acceptance of pain and psychological inflexibility among women with chronic headache. It was a quasi experimental study using pretest- posttest with control group. The study population included women aged 20 to 40 who were suffering from chronic headaches and referred to a pain clinic in Tehran. In the study, 30 patients were selected and randomly divided into experimental and control groups (each group 15 members). Acceptance and Commitment therapy was implemented for eight one and a hours half sessions, once a week. Data collection tool in this study consisted of the questionnaire of pain acceptance and psychological flexibility. The results of this study showed that there was a significant difference in the variables of pain acceptance and psychological inflexibility between the experimental and control groups after the intervention .The results emphasized on the importance of this intervention in psychosomatic diseases to provide new horizons to clinical interventions.

Keywords: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Headache, Pain
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health system
Received: 2014/07/15 | Accepted: 2014/12/22 | Published: 2017/02/27
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Gharaee-Ardakani S, Azadfallah P, Eydi-baygi M, Zafarizade A, Tork M. Effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on the acceptance of pain and psychological inflexibility among women with chronic headache. J Research Health. 2017; 7 (2) :729-735
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