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A pilot trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety in older adults residing in long-term care facilities

Overview of attention for article published in Aging & Mental Health, March 2016
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Title
A pilot trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety in older adults residing in long-term care facilities
Published in
Aging & Mental Health, March 2016
DOI 10.1080/13607863.2016.1156051
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Tanya E. Davison, Barbara Eppingstall, Susannah Runci, Daniel W. O'Connor

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and acceptability of a psychological intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety among older adults living in long-term care. Forty one residents aged between 63 and 97 years (M = 85.3 years) participated in this study. Residents were allocated to receive either a 12 session ACT intervention implemented by trainee psychology therapists or a wait-list control group. Measures of depression and anxiety were collected at baseline and 8 week post-intervention, and residents who received the intervention were tracked for three months. A treatment satisfaction questionnaire was administered to residents who received the intervention and a sample of 10 facility staff members. Using an intention to treat approach and controlling for baseline scores, scores on depression measures were significantly lower after the ACT intervention than after the wait-list control. These outcomes were maintained at three-month follow-up. Treatment satisfaction was rated highly by both residents and their care staff. This preliminary trial suggests that ACT shows promise as a therapeutic approach to address symptoms of depression in long-term care.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 1 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Unknown 10 83%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 1 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 8%
Unknown 10 83%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 April 2018.
All research outputs
#1,124,546
of 11,454,620 outputs
Outputs from Aging & Mental Health
#108
of 969 outputs
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#43,137
of 289,593 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Aging & Mental Health
#3
of 23 outputs
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