The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on body image and eating disorder beliefs in girls

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.A of Family Counseling, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Ghaemshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ghaemshahr, Iran

3 M.A. student, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran



Aim: The present study was conducted with the aim of determining the effectiveness of treatment based on acceptance and commitment on body image and eating disorder beliefs in girls between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. Methods: The current research method was applied and quasi-experimental designs of pre-test-post-test type with control group. The statistical population of this research included all overweight girls aged 18 to 35 living in Sari, 30 of whom were randomly selected using the available sampling method in two treatment groups based on acceptance and commitment. n=15) and the control group (n=15) were assigned. Data were obtained using Eating Disorder Beliefs (EDBQ), Body Image Concern Questionnaire (BICI). The data were analyzed using repeated measure analysis of variance, and the above statistical analyzes were performed using the SPSS.22 software. Results: The results showed that the acceptance and commitment treatment group improved body image (F=18.26, P<0.001) and eating disorder beliefs (F=35.10, P<0.001) of girls aged eighteen to Thirty-five years had a significant impact. Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that due to the positive effect of treatment based on acceptance and commitment on improving the body image and eating disorder beliefs of eighteen to thirty-five year old girls, the use of these methods in planning mental health measures, especially It is recommended for overweight girls aged eighteen to thirty-five.


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