Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression: A Preliminary Randomized Clinical Trial for Unemployed on Long-Term Sick Leave
2012 (English)In: Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, ISSN 1077-7229, Vol. 19, no 4, 583-594 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This preliminaly study investigated the feasibility of a brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in a Swedish sample of unemployed individuals on long-term sick leave due to depression. Participants were randomized to a nonstandardized control condition (N = 16) or to the ACT condition (N = 18) consisting of 1 individual and 5 group sessions. From pretreatment to 18-month follow-up the ACT participants improved significantly on measures of depression, general health, and quality of life compared to participants in the control condition. The conditions did not differ regarding sick leave and employment status at any time point. The results indicate that ACT is a promising treatment for depression. The need for further refinements of future ACT protocols for this population is discussed.
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2012. Vol. 19, no 4, 583-594 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183377DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.01.002ISI: 000308969900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183377DiVA: diva2:562532