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Comparison of the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) on Impulsivity in Addicted People
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of ACT and DBT on impulsivity in Addicted People.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a quasi-experimental, pre-test, post-test, control and follow-up group. The statistical population includes all addicts in Kermanshah city. The sample size consisted of 60 people who were selected by convenience sampling and randomly divided into three experimental and control groups (20 patients in each group). Individuals in ACT and DBT each received 10 and 12 sessions respectively, and the control group did not receive any intervention. The research tools were impulsivity scale which was performed in all three stages: pre-test, post-test and follow-up on subjects. Data were analyzed using repeated measures and Bonferron's post hoc test using SPSS-20.
Results: The results showed that in the post-intervention and follow-up stages, the two experimental groups, ACT and DBT, had more efficacies in decreasing impulsivity scores than the control group. At the end of the intervention and follow-up phase, there was no significant difference between the effectiveness of ACT and DBT on impulsivity scores.
Conclusion: This research provides a total empirical support for ACT and DBT for reducing impulsivity
Keywords: ACT, DBT, impulsive, addicted people
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/9 | Accepted: 2018/07/9 | Published: 2018/07/9
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Comparison of the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) on Impulsivity in Addicted People. 3. 2018; 5 (17) :36-45
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