The Effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on Increasing Sexual Satisfaction of Married Women in Tehran

Maryam Moarefi, Mina Mojtabaei


The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on increasing sexual satisfaction of married women in Tehran. The population of this study included married women suffering from sexual dissatisfaction symptoms who had visited psychological and counseling treatment centers and psychiatric centers in 2018-2019. To this end, 30 married women with sexual dissatisfaction symptoms who had visited health centers in Tehran were selected through screening on a random basis. They were assigned to the experimental and control groups (each group included 15 participants). First, a pre-test was administered to both groups. Then, the experimental group were given Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and no intervention was made to the control group. Finally, at the end of the course of treatment for the experimental group, a post-test was administered to both groups. Larson Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire (LSSQ) was used in this study. In order to analyze the data, a One-Way Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used. After adjusting the pre-test scores, there was a significant factor effect between the subjects of the groups (p=0.001 ، F=46.157). The results showed that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has an effect on increasing sexual satisfaction of women.

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