Online and Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents of Children with Chronic Conditions and Developmental Disabilities : What Happens after the Intervention?
Lappalainen, P., Gallego, A., Keinonen, K., Lappalainen, A.-L., Tolvanen, A., & Lappalainen, R. (2023). Online and Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents of Children with Chronic Conditions and Developmental Disabilities : What Happens after the Intervention?. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/07317107.2023.2233949
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We investigated the follow-up (3- and 6-month) intervention effects of two ACT-interventions for parents of children with chronic and developmental conditions. Parents (N = 110) were randomly assigned to the supported iACT (n = 57) or to the Self-help ACT (n = 53). At 3-month follow-up, symptoms of burnout decreased more in the supported iACT group, whereas, unexpectedly, psychological flexibility decreased in both groups. However, at the 6-month follow-up, the iACT group reported decreased symptoms and increased psychological flexibility skills. Online and self-help ACT interventions may be beneficial to this population and decrease their risk of psychopathology.
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Related funder(s)Social Insurance Institution of Finland
Additional information about fundingFunding for this project was provided by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela),grant number [18/26/2018].
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