The Effectiveness of Acceptance Commitment Therapy on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Acceptance and commitment therapy; systematic review; meta-analysis
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been found promising in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, there is a scarcity of systematic reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of ACT and its duration of effect. This study aims to make a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of ACT on OCD as well as offer further insight into its clinical usage.Records about ACT on OCD were extracted from PubMed, PsycINFO, and Medline. Meta-analysis was conducted to explore the effect on the ACT in post-treatment and follow-up studies, and subgroup analysis was further adopted to measure the influences of specific variables (age, control type, and research design). A total of seven studies were included with 395 participants indicated that ACT, in treating OCD, shows significantly higher effectiveness than other types of treatments (g = 0.63, t = −2.69, p ≤ 0.05) at a post-treatment stage, while its effect dims in follow-up studies (g = −0.76, t = −2.45, p = 0.058). No significant results were found in subgroup analysis. Compared to SSRIs intervention, group ACT was found more effective (g = −1.06, 95% CI: −1.52 to −.59). Also, group ACT was found more effective than individual treatments (g = −.60, 95% CI: −.97 −.23). In conclusion, compared to other types of intervention, acceptance commitment therapy is effective in treating OCD in the short term, but further research is needed to prove its long-term benefit.
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TY - CONF AU - Meiling He AU - Pucong Liao AU - Hui Pan PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - The Effectiveness of Acceptance Commitment Therapy on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 417 EP - 429 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.077 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.077 ID - He2022 ER -