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This research was mixed methods research. The purposes of this research were to study a development of acceptance and commitment group counseling program on quality of life of male to female transgender. In the experimental phase, the purposes of this stage were to study a development of the acceptance and commitment group counseling program on quality of life of male to female transgender. The samples were 18 males to female transgender in Pattaya, Chonburi province. The samples were between 25-47 years old and held the mean scores of quality of life 25th ≤ percentile and willing to participate in this project. The samples were selected by simple random sampling and were assigned into two groups: experimental group and control group. Each group composed of 9 persons. The research instruments were the quality of life questionnaire of the world health organization quality of life (WHOQOL)-brief and the acceptance and commitment group counseling program which designed by the researcher. The experimental group received 16 sessions which spent 60 to 90 minutes per session. It was done by the marathon 3 days method. The control group received the regular counseling program from Health and Opportunity Network. The data collection was divided into three phases; pretest, posttest and follow-up phase. The data were statistically analyzed by utilizing a repeated measures analysis of variance and paired-different test by Newman-Keuls procedure.
The results showed that, the interaction between the methodology and the duration of the experiment were significantly found (p < .05). The male to female transgender in the experimental group had a significantly higher mean score of quality of life than those in the control group in posttest phase (p < .05). The male to female transgender in experimental group had a significantly higher mean score of quality of life than those in the control group in follow up phase (p < .05). The male to female transgender in experimental group a significantly higher mean score of quality of life in the posttest phase (p < .05). The male to female transgender in experimental group had a significantly higher mean score of quality of life in the follow-up than the pretest phase (p < .05).
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