A1 Journal article (refereed)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group Intervention for Parents of Children with Disabilities (Navigator ACT) : An Open Feasibility Trial (2023)


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(5), 1834-1849. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05490-6


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Publication details

All authors or editorsHolmberg, Bergman T.; Renhorn, E.; Berg, B.; Lappalainen, P.; Ghaderi, A.; Hirvikoski, T.

Journal or seriesJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

ISSN0162-3257

eISSN1573-3432

Publication year2023

Publication date03/03/2022

Volume53

Issue number5

Pages range1834-1849

PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05490-6

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80521


Abstract

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.


Keywordsparentsmental well-beingstress (biological phenomena)acceptance and commitment therapygroup therapychildren (family members)disabilityautism spectrum disorders

Free keywordsparental stress; parental distress; autism spectrum disorder; disability; treatment; feasibility


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2


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