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.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Family psychoeducation therapy