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 Aims and background: Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain disorder. Various psychological treatments
have been somewhat effective in reduction of symptoms severity and increasing mental health of these patients.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of group acceptance and commitment therapy on pain
catastrophizing and depression of women with fibromyalgia.
Materials and methods: This was an experimental single-blind clinical trial study with pretest – posttest design
and control group. The statistical population included all women with fibromyalgia who referred to rheumatology
specialists in Ardabil within 2019. The subjects were 36 patients with fibromyalgia who were selected based on
convenience sampling and were randomly divided into experimental (N=18) and control (N=18) group. Patients
were evaluated by two questionnaires including Pain Catastrophizing Scale and Beck Depression Inventory-II.
Data were analyzed by MANCOVA.
Findings: There was a significant difference in pain catastrophizing and depression between the acceptance and
commitment group and the control group after treatment.
Conclusions: Psychological therapies can be effective in reducing symptoms severity and improve the mental
health of women with fibromyalgia and it is necessary to pay attention to the psychological status of these patients.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Chronic pain managment
Received: 2020.08.11 | Accepted: 2020.09.5 | Published: 2020.12.30

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