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:: Volume 20, Issue 4 (12-2018) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2018, 20(4): 61-68 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy on irrational beliefs of medical students
Roya Fasihi1 , Javanshir Asadi * 2, Ramezan Hassanzadeh3 , Firoozeh Derakhshanpour4
1- Ph.D Candidate in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran. royafasihi.psy@gmail.com
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran , ardeshir.asadi@yahoo.com
3- Professor, Department of Psychology, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
4- Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Golestan Psychiatric Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
Abstract:   (8684 Views)
Background and Objective: Irrational beliefs underlie a wide range of cognitive impairments. This study was performed to compare the effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy on irrational beliefs of medical students.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 45 medical students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences in north of Iran were non-randomly divided into control, cognitive-behavioral therapy (first intervention) and acceptance, commitment therapy (second intervention) groups. All three groups completed the pre-test, but the control group did not receive any therapy. The intervention groups were received 8 sessions of therapy. The data were collected through Jones's 1969 (IBQ-40) irrational beliefs questionnaire.
Results: The total score of irrational beliefs in the both intervention groups were reduced in comparison with control group (P<0.05). The mean score of the problem-based avoidance subscale (35.26±6.32) was significantly reduced in the second intervention group compared to the first intervention group (30.53±9.47) (P<0.05). Also, the mean scores of emotional impulsivity in the first intervention group (22.73±9.49) were significantly increased compared to the second intervention group (29.93±1.75) (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Two methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy reduce the irrational beliefs of medical students.
Keywords: Irrational belief, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Medical students
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Fasihi R, Asadi J, Hassanzadeh R, Derakhshanpour F. Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy on irrational beliefs of medical students. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2018; 20 (4) :61-68
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