Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Act) On Psychological Flexibility Among Patients with Depression – A Preliminary Analysis

  • Chrishma Violla D'Souza

Abstract

Background: This study evaluated the effectiveness of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) on psychological flexibility among Patients with depression

Methods: 10 subjects having depressive symptoms & receiving treatment (5 experimental + 5 control) were selected using Simple Random Sampling at Spandana hospital Bangalore Measures: The independent variable of this study was Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The dependent variable was psychological flexibility, Acceptance & Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II) was used to asses psychological flexibility. Procedure: On day one, Coin flip method was used to allocate subjects to either Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) or treatment as usual (TAU) group. Subjects in experimental group (n=10) received six sessions of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Sessions were delivered on one to one basis on alternative days. Each session lasted for 30-45 minutes.

Results: Difference in the post treatment scores between ACT & TAU is statistically significant for psychological flexibility (P < 0.00).

Conclusion: ACT is effective compared to TAU, in improving psychological flexibility among depressive patients

Author Biography

Chrishma Violla D'Souza

Specialised in Psychiatric Nursing from RGUHS,

 

Published
2019-11-24
How to Cite
D’Souza, C. V. (2019). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Act) On Psychological Flexibility Among Patients with Depression – A Preliminary Analysis. International Journal of Nursing, 5(1). Retrieved from https://www.ijnonline.com/index.php/ijn/article/view/483
Section
Mental Health Nursing