The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on anxiety in clients with stroke

Renta Sianturi, Budi Anna Keliat, Ice Yulia Wardani

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of acceptance and commitment therapy on anxiety in patients with stroke, especially during the first stage of recovery. Method: This quantitative study featured a quasi-experimental design without a control group and was conducted in the stroke ward of a public hospital. The 33 respondents were selected via consecutive sampling. The data analysis was completed using the paired t-test. Results: The use of acceptance and commitment therapy significantly the signs and symptoms of anxiety in patients with stroke (p-value = < 0.005). Specifically, acceptance and commitment therapy effectively decreases anxiety levels from a moderate level to a mild level in clients who are recovering from stroke. Conclusions: Acceptance and commitment therapy is a recommended treatment for reducing anxiety in stroke patients. The design of this study can be further developed to include a control group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Family psychoeducation therapy
  • Self-acceptance

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