Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group Intervention for Parents of Children with Disabilities (Navigator ACT) : An Open Feasibility Trial
Holmberg, B. T., Renhorn, E., Berg, B., Lappalainen, P., Ghaderi, A., & Hirvikoski, T. (2023). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group Intervention for Parents of Children with Disabilities (Navigator ACT) : An Open Feasibility Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 53, 1834-1849. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05490-6
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Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities report high levels of distress, but systematically evaluated interventions are few. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a novel, manualized Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group intervention (Navigator ACT) in a sample of 94 parents of children with disabilities. Feasibility was measured by treatment completion, credibility, and satisfaction, and preliminary outcomes by using self-rating scales administered at the baseline, post-intervention, and follow-up. The results imply the intervention is feasible in the context of Swedish outpatient habilitation services. A preliminary analysis of the outcome measures suggests that parents experienced significant improvements in well-being. The results indicate that the treatment is feasible and should be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial.
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Additional information about fundingOpen access funding provided by Karolinska Institute. Funding was provided by Forskningsrådet om Hälsa, Arbetsliv och Välfärd (FORTE) (2019-01665), Region Stockholm fund for clinical research (ALF) (FOUI-951477), Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting, Stiftelsen Clas Groschinskys Minnesfond, Svenska Frimurarorden, and Karolinska Institutet.
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