A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Clinically Relevant Mental and Physical Health Problems

@article{ATjak2014AMO,
  title={A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Clinically Relevant Mental and Physical Health Problems},
  author={Jacqueline G. L. A-Tjak and Michelle L Davis and Nexhmedin Morina and Mark B. Powers and Jasper A. J. Smits and Paul M. G. Emmelkamp},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  year={2014},
  volume={84},
  pages={30 - 36}
}
Background: The current study presents the results of a meta-analysis of 39 randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), including 1,821 patients with mental disorders or somatic health problems. Methods: We searched PsycINFO, MEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Information provided by the ACBS (Association of Contextual Behavioral Science) community was also included. Statistical calculations were conducted using… Expand

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