Faculty Member, Department of General Psychology, College of Psychology and Social Sciences, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Department of General Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR Iran
Abstract Background: In the 20th century, especially over the last decades, there have been new interpretations of beauty; and beauty is defined to include a set of components such as fitness, using cosmetics, clothing, attractiveness, and physical perfection. Objectives: The present study was aimed to examine the effect of acceptance-based and commitment-based therapy on body image in women between the ages of thirty and forty after beauty surgeries. Methods: This research was semi-experimental, using a pre-test post-test design, with a control group. The statistical population consisted of all individuals who visited Sepita Skin and Health Care Clinic, from whom 15 women were considered for a control group and 15 women were considered for an experiment group. Data collection tools included a body image questionnaire. Data were analyzed using a single-variable covariance analysis method. Results: The results of body image covariance analysis (ANCOVA) show that there is a significant difference between body image mean values in control and experiment groups, in terms of post-test scores. The women of the experiment group had a better condition than the women of the control group in terms of body image. Conclusions: Based on findings, it can be stated that commitment-based and acceptance-based therapy affects body image in women between the ages of thirty and forty after beauty surgeries.