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bagheri P, saadati N, fatollahzadeh N, darbani S. The Effectiveness of Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Self-Efficacy and Social Adjustment of Elderly Retired. jgn. 2017; 3 (2) :103-117
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-209-en.html
Islamic Azad University, Branch Rodehen, Rodehen, Iran , nh_fatollahzadeh@yahoo.com
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Introduction and purpose: Due to the rapid increase in the senior population, health issue, health & provide comfort and welfare of society & wider finds new dimensions every day. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy Retired adults was conducted on self-efficacy and social adjustment.

Material and Methods: The research method was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest design with a control group. Study population included all patients older retired In the summer of 1395 was the organization of retirees.  After the interview and questionnaire implementation of self-efficacy and social adjustment Of the 24 eligible voters agreed to participate in research Randomly divided into two groups (12 experimental and 12 control) Were replaced. acceptance and commitment therapy was administered to the experiment group in eight 90 minutes sessions in  4 weeks period. All participants before and after treatment questionnaires Self-efficacy and social adjustment completed.

Findings: The results of analysis of covariance showed that based on acceptance and commitment therapy Significant effect on self-efficacy (F=10.16, P=0.005)  and social compatibility (F =22.44, P=0.001). It also reduces the subscales of family (F =29.78, P=0.000), physical (F =4.71, P=0.04), emotional (F =14.26, P=0.002), social (F =21.34, P=0.000)  and work (F =42.66, P=0.000).

Conclusion: As a result, based on acceptance and commitment therapy can reduce self-efficacy and social adjustment.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/7 | Accepted: 2017/02/19 | Published: 2017/02/28

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