Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology Department, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

2 Master of Science, Psychology, Payam-e Noor University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

3 Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Torbat Jam Branch, Torbat Jam, Iran

4 PhD in Counseling, Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd Branch, Bojnourd, Iran

5 M. A. Student in Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Qaenat Branch, Qaenat, Iran


The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on marital conflict and quality of life in veterans of the Iran-Iraq war. The research was a quasi-experimental design using pre-test and post-test with a control group. The statistical population of this study included all veterans who referred to the counseling center of the Foundation of Martyrs in Mashhad in 2022. Using purposive sampling based on the initial questionnaire scores, 30 individuals were selected and randomly assigned to two groups of 15 participants, experimental and control. Kansas Marital Conflict Scale (KMCS) and the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHO-QOL-BREF) questionnaire were used to measure marital conflict and quality of life, respectively. One-way and multivariate analysis of covariance tests were used for data analysis. The results showed that ACT was effective in reducing marital conflict (P=0.001, F=15.993) and improving quality of life (P=0.001, F=67.934) in the research sample. These findings suggest that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be used to reduce marital conflicts and improve the quality of life of veterans in clinical settings.


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