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Mokhtarinejad O, Mirzaian B, Hassanzadeh R. Comparison of the effectiveness of schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy on perception of disease and worry in patients with illness anxiety disorder. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2020; 22 (3) :50-58
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-1118-en.html
1- Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
Abstract:   (599 Views)
Introduction: One of the topics discussed in psychology is how people respond to physical illnesses. That could lead to many problem. The aim of this study was to Compare the effectiveness of Schema therapy and Acceptance and commitment therapy on perception of disease and worry in patients with illness anxiety disorder.
 
Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design.
A sample of 45 people was selected and analyzed. The instruments used were Pennsylvania Worry Questionnaire and  Disease  Perception Questionnaire. Multivariate analysis of covariance and univariate analysis of covariance were used to analyze the data.
 
Results: The results showed that schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy were effective in reducing worry and illness perception of patients with anxiety disorder but there was no significant relationship between these two treatments.
 
Conclusion: Given the role of beliefs and thoughts in the disorder of anxiety, it is recommended that therapists consider schema therapy and acceptance-based therapy to reduce symptoms of anxiety and illness perception.
     
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2020/04/15 | Accepted: 2020/06/2 | Published: 2020/06/30

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