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Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) on IBS-Symptoms, Stress, Quality of Life, and Acceptance-Action of People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

수용전념치료가 과민성대장증후군(IBS)이 있는 사람들의 IBS 증상, 스트레스, 삶의 질 및 수용 행동에 미치는 효과

  • Jo, MinKyeong (Dept. of psychology, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Son, ChongNak (Dept. of psychology, Chonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2018.06.29
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of acceptance and commitment Therapy(ACT) on IBS-symptoms, stress, quality of life, and acceptance-action of people with irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). After 156 adults completed Rome III Adult Questionnaire, Fourteen participants selected to 7 in ACT group and 7 in the control group. All participants completed IBS Severity Scale, K-IBS-QOL, Acceptance & Action Questionnaire-16 at the pre-test, post-test, and the 4 weeks follow-up. The ACT programme was administered for 10 sessions. Dedicated people who participated in the study were 6 in ACT group, and 6 in the control group. As a result, ACT has positive effects on the change of perceived stress, quality of life, and acceptance-action, while has not on IBS-symptoms. This study suggest empirical evidence to prove that the ACT is effective in reducing stress and improving quality of life, and acceptance-action of IBS peoples. However, The study has only few participants and thus has limitations.

Keywords

Acceptance and commitment therapy(ACT);Irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) symptom severity;Perceived stress;Korea-irritable bowel syndrome-quality of life;Acceptance&action

Table 1. Demographic information on participants

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Table 2. Homogeneity test between experiment groups and the control group

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Table 3. Results of ANOVA about IBS symptom severity, perceive stress, korea-irritable bowel syndrome quality of life, acceptance & action

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Chonbuk National University

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