The Online Strength-Informed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Among COVID-19-Affected Adolescents

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Author(s)

  • Wenjie Duan
  • Yansi Kong
  • Qiujie Guan
  • Zheng Chen
  • Qiansheng Luo
  • Jing Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465–474
Journal / PublicationResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume32
Issue number4
Online published11 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Abstract

Purpose: This study develops and investigates the changes in anxiety symptoms and quality of life (QoL) among participants of the online Strength-informed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (SACT) across three tests. Methods: A small-scale, quasi-experiment with no control group was conducted. Repeated-measures analysis was employed to assess the changes of the three tests, which were the pre-experimental, post-test, and 3-month follow-up test. A total of 47 adolescents (ages 10-12) completed the 45-min intervention that lasted 10 weeks. Results: Compared with the pre-experimental, the post-test indicated significant anxiety symptoms reduction but not a statistically significant increase in QoL. The 3-month follow-up test indicated reduced anxiety symptoms and improved QoL compared with the pre-experimental. The with-in subject changes were substantial. Conclusions: The online SACT is a promising model to reduce anxiety symptoms and promote QoL among adolescents during the current COVID-19 pandemic, which show both short- and long-term benefit to the participants. © The Author(s) 2022.

Research Area(s)

  • strength-informed act, adolescent, anxiety symptoms, quality of life, COVID-19, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, MENTAL-HEALTH, CHILDREN, INTERVENTION, ENJOYMENT, CHINA

Citation Format(s)

The Online Strength-Informed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Among COVID-19-Affected Adolescents. / Duan, Wenjie; Kong, Yansi; Bu, He et al.
In: Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 32, No. 4, 05.2022, p. 465–474.

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