Investigation into the effectiveness of Acceptance based integrative therapy on marital compatibility and hope in couples diagnosed with Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
Goal: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the acceptance therapy integrative approach on compatibility and hope in couples diagnosed with Obsessive – compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).
MethodThe statistical population of this study were couples in which one or both partners were diagnosed with OCPD. For the purpose of this study, 20 couples (N=40) with the inclusion criteria were selected through convenience sampling and were equally and randomly assigned intro two groups of experimental and control group (N=20). Participants in both groups were administered two questionnaires as pre-test including, (1) Spenery's marital adjustment questionnaire (1990) and (2) Herth's life expectancy questionnaire (1999), Revised: screening for marital discord. While the participants in control group received no treatment in waiting list, the couples in the experimental group participated in a twelve session- two hours each – ACT-based integrative psycheducational course delivered once a week. After the final session both groups were administered the questionnaires as post-test.
ResultsThe Data was analyzed using Covariance analysis the result of which shows that experimental treatment was effective on improving compatibility and hope in the participants (P<0.01). Conclusion. The finding of this study has some insights for researchers and reactionaries in the field of clinical psychology and family counseling.
Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal, Volume:18 Issue:1, 2019
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