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Faroughi P, khanjani Z, Hashemi T, Mahmoud- Aliloo M. Effectiveness of Acceptance enhanced behavior therapy on Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Disorders (Trichotillomania, Skin Picking, Nail biting): A multiple baseline design with three month follow up. rph. 2017; 11 (3) :13-27
URL: http://rph.khu.ac.ir/article-1-3024-en.html
1- Tabriz universit , Farouhi66@gmail.com
2- Tabriz universit
Abstract:   (5056 Views)
Acceptance enhanced behavior therapy (AEBT) is a combination of Habit reversal and Acceptance –Commitment Therapy. In the present study the effectiveness of this treatment in reducing symptoms of patients with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors ( BFRBS) as kind of Trichotillomania, Skin picking and Nail biting disorder was examined. This study used multiplebaseline design which was on of the single subject design. Treatment was conducted on the six patients (two patients for each disorder) through 10 sessions. after tratment session, patients were assessed after three month later. Data was gathered by  Massachusetts Hospital – Hair pulling Scale, Skin Picking Scale questionnaire and Nail biting scale. Data were  analyized by using visual acuity chart, recovery rate and clinical significance. Findings  showed that AEBT could be effective in the treatment of patients with BFRBS. The treatment caused significant reduction in the patient’s symptoms and follow-up over three month revealed that the treatment effects were maintained. it seemed that adding acceptance based intervention to conventional behavioural therapy thechnique could be effective in reducing Body focused repetitive behaviors problems.
Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/09/21 | Accepted: 2017/11/21 | Published: 2017/12/31

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