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fatollazadeh N, saadi F, Ipchi S, saadati N, rostami M. The effectiveness of Based on acceptance and commitment therapy education on reducing loneliness among the elderly with empty nest syndrome. Journal title 2017; 3 (2) :89-102
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-211-en.html
Islamic Azad University, Branch Science and Research, Tehran, Iran , mehdi.rostami25@gmail.com
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Introduction and purpose: Increased longevity, Quality of life and affects a person's ability to live independently and put him in need of the care and support of others. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Based on acceptance and commitment therapy to reduce loneliness in the elderly Empty nest syndrome was performed.

Material and Methods: The research method was quasi with pretest-posttest with control group. Study population included all patients Empty Nest Syndrome Clinic Mehravar elderly counseling center was in the summer of 2016. A total of 30 people who were eligible for the study Using judgmental sampling method chosen and two groups randomly (15 experimental and 15 controls) were replaced.  8 sessions of  90 minutes based on acceptance and commitment therapy during 2 months for the experimental group was done as a group. All participants before and after treatment, loneliness questionnaire Completed.  Data were analyzed using software SPSS-22 and multivariate (MANCOVA) was used.

Findings: The results of multivariate analysis of variance (MANCOVA) showed Based on acceptance and commitment therapy had a significant effect on Loneliness (P =0.002, F =11.63) and Reduced in scale family (P =0.003, F = 10.24), Emotional subscale (P =0.001, F =14.65) and In scale Friends (P = 0.01, F =13.50) in Empty Nest Syndrome is among the elderly

Conclusion: The most serious danger that threatens the isolated elderly individuals taking him by those around him. In this case, a person could create an intimate and close relationship loses. Gradually alone elderly person's mental health problems.Thus the need for application-focused treatments for mood disorders  And emotional loneliness of the elderly in particular a reduction is necessary.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/12/22 | Accepted: 2017/02/19 | Published: 2017/02/28

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