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A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Resiliency, Anxiety and Perceived Stress in Women with Breast Cancer

Pardis Varshosaz, Farazmand Kalantari





Acceptance and commitment therapy, Resiliency, Anxiety, Stress, Breast cancer


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ijabs.v5i4.24088


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