The Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on the Self-Care and Adherence to Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Psychology, International Khorramshahr‑Persian Gulf Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorramshahr,

2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran,

3 Department of Psychology, Dezful Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dezful,

4 Department of Psychology, Ahwaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran



This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on self-care and adherence to treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Materials and Methods: 
This study was a quasi-experimental research with pretest–posttest-follow-up and control group design. The sample of the present study consisted of 30 patients with type 2 diabetes referred to the health network of Asaluyeh city in the first half of the year 2019. The perceived self-efficacy scale for self-care and adherence to treatment questionnaire were used for data collection.
The results of the data analysis showed that acceptance and commitment therapy is effective in the self-care and adherence to treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
Based on obtained results, it can conclude that acceptance and commitment therapy as a short term therapy has effective influences on self-care and adherence to treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.