ACT Randomized Controlled Trials since 1986

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Last updated: July 2018

The following information will be provided about each study:

Trial area (e.g. Anxiety). Trial conditions (e.g. ACT vs. CBT). Total number of participants (e.g. N=48).
APA reference.
DOI (digital object identifier) if available.
Link to full text of study if available.

The explosion of ACT research in the developing and non-English speaking world presents a challenge to indexing, especially in languages that are not fully indexed in Web of Science and similar outlets. At times there is an English abstract but it may lack needed details, or there is no English abstract at all. It seems best in those conditions simply to state in this list what can be gleened from what is available. If readers need additional information, the full article can be consulted and translated if necessary and/or the researcher can be contacted. The intent of this list is to add all randomized controlled trials of ACT that have appearred in the scientific literature, whether alone or in combination with other methods, under the label "ACT" or the many closely related terms such as "Acceptance-based behavior therapy" or "mindfulness-acceptance-commitment" and so on, regardless of outcome, langauge, or country of origin. Dissertations, theses, working papers, conference presentations, studies in book chapters, and so on are not listed until they appear in a scientific journal. If you've found a study that is not on this list, please send a note to missing dot studies@gmail.com. (The word "dot" in that address just is a period without leading and following spaces ... listing the address this way avoids spam). If it is at all possible, please attach a pdf of the study itself, and in the text of your email list the reference and all authors in an APA style reference, provide the DOI number, and suggest a header that lists the trial area, conditions, and total number of participants using the way studies are presented here as a guide.  If the update of the list is more than 3 months old (see the date at the top of the page) drop a reminder to update the list to the email address provided a few sentences ago.

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243. Social Anxiety Disorder. ACT vs. Traditional CBT. N=102.
Herbert, J. D., Forman, E. M., Kaye, J. L., Gershkovich, M., Goetter, E., Yuen, E. K., Glassman, L., Goldstein, S., Hitchcock, P., Tronieri, J. S., Berkowitz, S., & Marando-Blanck, S. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy versus traditional cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder: Symptomatic and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.07.008
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242. Psychosis. ACT Group vs. Waitlist. N=50.
Spidel, A., Daigneault, I., Kealy, D. & Lecomte, T. (in press). Acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis and trauma: Investigating links between trauma severity, attachment and outcome. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
DOI: 10.1017/S1352465818000413
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241. Multiple Sclerosis. ACT Self Help + Telephone Support vs. TAU. N=27.
Proctor, B. J., Moghaddam, N. G., Evangelou, N. & das Nair, R. (in press). Telephone-supported acceptance and commitment bibliotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis and psychological distress: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.07.006
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240. Skill Coaching. ACT Smartphone App vs. ACT Smartphone App + EMA Coaching. N=69.
Levin, M. E., Haeger, J., & Cruz, R. A. (in press). Tailoring acceptance and commitment therapy skill coaching in the moment through smartphones: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Mindfulness.
DOI: 10.1007/s12671-018-1004-2
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239. Somatic Syndromes. ACT Group vs. Brief ACT Group vs. Enhanced Care. N=180.
Pedersen, H. F., Agger, J. L., Frosthom, L., Jensen, J. S., Ørnbøl, E., Fink, P., & Schröder, A. (in press). Acceptance and commitment group therapy for patients with multiple functional somatic syndromes: a three-armed trial comparing ACT in a brief and extended version with enhanced care. Psychological Medicine.
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291718001666
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238. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. ACT + Exposure with Response Prevention vs. Exposure with Response Prevention. N=58.
Twohig, M. P., Abramowitz, J. S., Smith, B. M., Fabricant, L. E., Jacoby, R. J., Morrison, K. L., Bluett, E. J., Reuman, L., Blakey, S. M., & Lederman, T. (in press). Adding acceptance and commitment therapy to exposure and response prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2018.06.005
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237. Parent Training. ACT + Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention vs. Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention. N=43.
Corti, C., Pergolizzi, F., Vanzin, L., Cargasacchi, G., Villa, L., Pozzi, M., & Molteni, M. (in press). Acceptance and commitment therapy-oriented parent-training for parents of children with autism. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
DOI: 10.1007/s10826-018-1123-3
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236. Suicide. ACT + TAU vs. Relaxation Group + TAU. N=40.
Ducasse, D., Jaussent, I., Arpon-Brand, V., Vienot, M., Laglaoui, C., Béziat, S., Calati, R., Carrière, I., Guillaume, S., Courtet, P., & Olié, E. (in press). Acceptance and commitment therapy for the management of suicidal patients: A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
DOI: 10.1159/000488715
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235. Anxiety. Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy Online vs. Waitlist. N=156.
Eustis, E. H., Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Orsillo, S. M., & Roemer, L. (in press). Surviving and thriving during stress: A randomized clinical trial comparing a brief web-based therapist assisted acceptance-based behavioral intervention versus waitlist control for college students. Behavior Therapy.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2018.05.009
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234. Pain / Substance Abuse. ACT Workshop vs. TAU. N=88.
Dindo, L., Zimmerman, M. B., Hadlandsmyth, K., StMarie, B., Embree, J., Marchman, J., Tripp-Reimer, T., & Rakel, B. (in press). Acceptance and commitment therapy for prevention of chronic post-surgical pain and opioid use in at-risk veterans: A pilot randomized controlled study. The Journal of Pain.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2018.04.016
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233. Grief / Psychological Distress. ACT Self-help + TAU vs. TAU. N=55.
Davis, E. L., Deane, F. P., Lyons, G. C. B., Barclay, G. D., Bourne, J., & Connoly, V. (in press). Feasibility randomised controlled trial of a self-help acceptance and commitment therapy intervention for grief and psychological distress in carers of palliative care patients. Journal of Health Psychology.
DOI: 10.1177/1359105317715091
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232. Academic achievement. ACT vs. Study Skills. N=34
Paliliunas, D., Belisle, J., & Dixon, M. R. (in press). A randomized control trial to evaluate the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to increase academic performance and psychological flexibility in graduate students. Behavior Analysis in Practice.
DOI: 10.1007/s40617-018-0252-x
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231. Various. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=18.
Hahs, A. D., Dixon. M. R., & Paliliunas, D. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of a brief acceptance and commitment training for parents of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.03.002
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230. Fibromyalgia. ACT Online + TAU vs. TAU. N=67.
Simister, H. D., Tkachuk, G. A., Shay, B. L., Vincent, N., Pear, J. J., & Skrabek, R. Q. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of online acceptance and commitment therapy for fibromyalgia. The Journal of Pain.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2018.02.004
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2018 (n = 23)

229. Anxiety. ACT vs. No Treatment. N=30.
Farsi, M. (2018). A study on the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on anxiety in nurses. Global Journal of Multidisciplinary and Applied Sciences, 4, 11-14.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

228. Trichotillomania. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=22.
Lee, E. B., Haeger, J. A., Levin, M. E., Ong, C. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2018). Telepsychotherapy for trichotillomania: A randomized controlled trial of ACT enhanced behavior therapy. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 18, 106-115.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2018.04.003
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227. Quality of Life. ACT vs. TAU. N=22.
Sarizadeh, M. S., Rafienia, P., Sabahi, P., & Tamaddon, M. R. (2018). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on quality of life in hemodialysis patients: A randomized controlled trial study. Journal of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, 17, 241-252.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

226. Anxiety. ACT vs. Generalist Psychotherapy. N=60.
Wicaksana, I. G. A. T., Wahju, T., Eko, R., & Yudara, P. (2018). The effect of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on anxiety levels in elderly living at Panti Sosial Tresna Werdha (PSTW) Bali. Public Health of Indonesia, 4, 83-90.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

225. Stress. ACT Self-Help vs. Waitlist. N=91.
Wersebe, H., Lieb, R., Meyer, A. H., Hofer, P., & Gloster, A. T. (2018). The link between stress, well-being, and psychological flexibility during an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy self-help intervention. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 18, 60-68.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijchp.2017.09.002
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224. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. ACT vs. CBT. N=40.
Zoalfaghari, A., Bahrami, H., & Ganji, K. (2018). A comparative analysis of acceptance-commitment and cognitive-behavioral interferences effectiveness on generalized anxiety disorder. Arak Medical University Journal, 20, 24-34.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website [Manuscript not in English]

223. Depression. ACT vs. CBT. N=82.
A-Tjak, J. G. L., Morina, N., Topper, M., & Emmelkamp, P. M. G. (in press). A randomized controlled trial in routine clinical practice comparing acceptance and commitment therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 87, 154-163.
DOI: 10.1159/000486807
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222. Various. ACT vs. TAU. N=50.
Spidel, A., Lecomte,T., Kealy, D., & Daigneault, I. (2018). Acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis and trauma: Improvement in psychiatric symptoms, emotion regulation, and treatment compliance following a brief group intervention. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 91, 248-261.
DOI: 10.1111/papt.12159
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221. Psychological Distress. Self-Help+ vs. Enhanced TAU. N=50.
Tol, W. A., Augustinavicius, J., Carswell, K., Leku, M. R., Adaku, A., Brown, F. L., García-Moreno, C., Ventebogel, P., White, R. G., Kogan, C. S., Bryant, R., & Van Ommeren, M. (2018). Feasibility of a guided self-help intervention to reduce psychological distress in South Sudanese refugee women in Uganda. World Psychiatry, 17, 234-235.
DOI: 10.1002/wps.20537
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220. Psychological Distress. ACT Online vs. Waitlist. N=61.
Molander, P., Hesser, H., Weineland, S., Bergwall, K., Buck, S., Malmlöf, J. J., Lantz, H., Lunner, T., & Andersson, G. (2018). Internet-based acceptance and commitment therapy for psychological distress experienced by people with hearing problems: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47, 169-184.
DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2017.1365929
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219. Stress / Burnout. ACT Self-help vs. Waitlist. N=119.
Hofer, P. D., Waadt, M., Aschwanden, R., Milidou, M., Acker, J., Meyer, A. H., Lieb R., & Gloster, A. T. (2018). Self-help for stress and burnout without therapist contact: An online randomised controlled trial. Work & Stress, 32, 189-208.
DOI: 10.1080/02678373.2017.1402389
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218. Parenting. ACT + TAU vs. TAU. N=43.
Moyer, D. N., Page, A. R., McMakin, D. Q., Murrell, A. R., Lester, E. G., & Walker, H. A. (2018). The impact of acceptance and commitment therapy on positive parenting strategies among parents who have experienced relationship violence. Journal of Family Violence, 33, 269-279.
DOI: 10.1007/s10896-018-9956-5
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217. Various. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=144.
Grégoire, S., Lachance, L., Bouffard, T., & Dionne, F. (2018). The use of acceptance and commitment therapy to promote mental health and school engagement in university students: A multi-site randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 3, 360-372.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2017.10.003
Full Text: ACBS Website

216. Depression / Anxiety. ACT vs. No treatment. N=30.
Heydari, M., Masafi, S., Jafari, M., Saadat, S. H. & Shahyad, S. (2018). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on anxiety and depression of Razi Psychiatric Center staff. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 6, 410-415.
DOI: 10.3889/oamjms.2018.064
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215. Fatigue / Sleep. ACT vs. Education. N=47.
Mosher, C. E., Secinti, E., Li, R., Hirsh, A. T., Bricker, J., Miller, K. D., Schneider, B., Storniolo, A. M., Mina, L., Newton, E. V., Champion, V. L., & Johns, S. A. (2018). Acceptance and commitment therapy for symptom interference in metastatic breast cancer patients: A pilot randomized trial. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, 1993-2004.
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-018-4045-0
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214. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. ACT + SSRI vs. SSRI. N=46.
Rohani, F., Rasouli-Azad, M., Twohig, M. P., Ghoreishi, F. S., Lee, E. B., & Akbari, H. (2018). Preliminary test of group acceptance and commitment therapy on obsessive-compulsive disorder for patients on optimal dose of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 16, 8-13.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2017.10.002
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213. Anxiety and Depression. ACT vs. Behavioral Activation vs. Waitlist. N=52.
González-Fernández, S., Fernández-Rodríguez, C., Paz-Caballero, M. D., & Pérez-Álvarez, M. (2018). Treating anxiety and depression of cancer survivors: Behavioral activation versus acceptance and commitment therapy. Psicothema, 30, 14-20.
DOI: 10.7334/psicothema2017.396
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212. Postpartum Depression. ACT Group vs. No treatment. N=32.
Kazemeyni, M., Bakhtiari, M., & Nouri, M. (2018). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment group therapy on postpartum depression and psychological flexibility. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery, 6(4), 20-31
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website [Manuscript not in English]

211. Work Absence. ACT Outpatient vs. ACT Inpatient + Physical training + Problem-solving. N=168.
Aasdahl, L., Paper, K., Vasseljen, O., Johnsen, R., Gismervik, S., Halsteinli, V., Fleten, N., Nielsen, C. V., & Fimland, M. S. (2018). Effect of inpatient multicomponent occupational rehabilitation versus less comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation on sickness absence in persons with musculoskeletal- or mental health disorders: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 28, 170-179.
DOI: 10.1007/s10926-017-9708-z
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210. Sleep / Pain. ACT Group vs. Exercise vs. Discussion Group. N=299.
Wiklund, T., Linton, S. J., Alföldi, P., & Gerdle, B. (2018). Is sleep disturbance in patients with chronic pain affected by physical exercise or ACT-based stress management? - A randomized controlled study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19:111.
DOI: 10.1186/s12891-018-2020-z
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209. Smoking. ACT Online vs. National Cancer Institute Website. N=2,637.
Bricker, J. B., Mull, K. E., McClure, J. B., Watson, N. L., & Heffner, J. L. (2018). Improving quit rates of web-delivered interventions for smoking cessation: Full scale randomized trial of WebQuit.org versus Smokefree.gov. Addiction, 113, 914-923.
DOI: 10.1111/add.14127
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208. Obesity. ACT vs. ACT Mobile vs. No treatment. N=219.
Järvelä-Reijonen, E., Karhunen, L., Sairanen, E., Muotka, J., Lindroos, S., Laitinen, J., Puttoen, S., Peuhkuri, K., Hallikainen, M., Pihlajamäki, J., Korpela, R., Ermes, M., Lappalainen, R., & Kolehmainen, M. (2018). The effects of acceptance and commitment therapy on eating behavior and diet delivered through face-to-face contact and a mobile app: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15:22.
DOI: 10.1186/s12966-018-0654-8
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207. Psychological Distress. ACT Workshop vs. Waitlist. N=35.
Waters, C. S., Frude, N., Flaxman, P. E., & Boyd, J. (2018). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for clinically distressed health care workers: Waitlist-controlled evaluation of an ACT workshop in a routine practice setting. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57, 82-98.
DOI: 10.1111/bjc.12155
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2017 (n = 36)

206. Martial Adjustment. ACT Group vs. Control. N=40 (20 Couples).
Ziapour, A., Mahmoodi, F., Abadi, S. M. H. M., Azami, E., & Rezaei, M. (2017). Effectiveness of group counseling with acceptance and commitment therapy approach on couples’ marital adjustment. World Family Medicine, 15, 230-236.
DOI: 10.5742/MEWFM.2017.93082
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205. Multiple Sclerosis. ACT vs. Control. N=30.
Pak, R., Abdi, R., & Chalbianloo, G. (2017). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on disease acceptance and experiential avoidance in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Contemporary Psychology, 12, 63-72.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website [Article not in English]

204. Multiple Sclerosis. ACT vs. Control. N=30.
Asqari, S., & Donyavi, R. (2017). The effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on the life expectancy in patients with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, 4, 69-74.
DOI: 10.4103/JNMS.JNMS_8_17 [Current DOI Error]
Full Text: Journal Website

203. Alcohol Use / Anger / Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=262.
Harvey, S. T., Henricksen, A., Bimler, D., & Dickson, D. (2017). Addressing anger, stress, and alcohol-related difficulties in the military: An ACT intervention. Military Psychology, 29, 464-476.
DOI: 10.1037/mil0000173
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202. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. No treatment. N=40.
Javad, H., & Aliyeh, N. (2017). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on admission of treatment plan in marijuana, phencyclidine and ketamine abusers. Police Medicine, 6, 189-195.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

201. Type II Diabetes. ACT vs. No treatment. N=34.
Aarab Shaibani, K. (2017). The effectiveness of intervention based on acceptance and commitment on emotions and thoughts control in patients with type II diabetes. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 19, 341-347.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

200. Phobia. ACT: 1 vs. 7 sessions. N=30.
Vogel, K., Gordon, P. C., & Neto, F. L. (2017). Acceptance and commitment therapy for closed spaces phobia: A randomized clinical trial. Brazilian Journal of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy / Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva, 19, 9-18.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

199. Depression / Anxiety / Stress. ACT vs. No treatment. N=30.
Rahnama, M., Sajjadian, I., & Raoufi, A. (2017). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on psychological distress and medication adherence of coronary heart patients. Iranian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 5, 34-43.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

198. Depression / Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=41.
Davison, T. E., Eppingstall, B., Runci, S., & O'Connor, D. W. (2017). A pilot trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for symptoms of depression and anxiety in older adults residing in long-term care facilities. Aging & Mental Health, 21, 766-773.
DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1156051
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197. Various. ACT vs. No treatment. N=26.
Kaboudi, M., Dehghan, F., & Ziapour, A. (2017). The effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on the mental health of women patients with type II diabetes. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 10, 1709-13
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

196. Procrastination. ACT vs. CBT vs. No treatment. N=60.
Wang, S., Zhou, Y., Yu, S., Ran, L., Liu, X., & Chen, Y. (2017). Acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy as treatments for academic procrastination. Research on Social Work Practice, 27, 48-58.
DOI: 10.1177/1049731515577890
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195. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=40.
Ahmadsaraei, N. F., Doost, H. T. N., Manshaee, G. R., & Nadi, M. A. (2017). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on depression among patients with type II diabetes. Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Obesity, 9, 6-13.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

194. Psychosis. ACT + TAU vs. TAU. N=22.
Tyrberg, M. J., Carlbring, P., & Lundgren, T. (2017). Brief acceptance and commitment therapy for psychotic inpatients: A randomized controlled feasibility trial in Sweden. Nordic Psychology, 69, 110-125.
DOI: 10.1080/19012276.2016.1198271
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193. Depression / Schizophrenia. ACT + TAU vs. TAU. N=29.
Gumley, A., White, R., Briggs, A., Ford, I., Barry, S., Stewart, C., Beedie, S., McTaggart, J., Clarke, C., MacLeod, R., Lidstone, E., Salgado Riveros, B., Young, R., & McLeod, H. (2017). A parallel group randomised open blinded evaluation of acceptance and commitment therapy for depression after psychosis: Pilot trial outcomes (ADAPT). Schizophrenia Research, 183, 143-150.
DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.11.026,/a>
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192. Anxiety / Depression / Stress. ACT vs. Motivational Interviewing. N=39.
Baradaran, M., Zare, H., Alipour, A., & Farzad, V. (2017). Comparison of effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing on decreasing anxiety, depression, stress and increasing hope in essential hypertensive patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 8(4), 95-105.
DOI: 10.22075/JCP.2017.2257
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191. Anxiety / Well-being. ACT vs. No treatment?. N=?.
Byeolbi, M., & Yumi, K. (2017). The effects of acceptance and commitment group counseling program on late elementary school children's anxiety and psychological well-being. Learner-Centered Curriculum Education Research, 17, 85-106. [Korean]
DOI: ?
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190. Bulimia / Eating Disorder NOS. ACT-influenced Online vs. Waitlist. N=92.
Strandskov, S. W., Ghaderi, A., Andersson, H., Parmskog, N., Hjort, E., Wärn, A. S., Jannert, M., & Andersson, G. (2017). Effects of tailored and ACT-influenced internet-based CBT for eating disorders and the relation between knowledge acquisition and outcome: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 48, 624-637.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2017.02.002
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189. Confidence. ACT based talking vs. Group singing approach. N=40.
Swain, N., & Bodkin-Allen, S. (2017). Developing singing confidence in early childhood teachers using acceptance and commitment therapy and group singing: A randomized trial. Research Studies in Music Education, 39, 109-120.
DOI: 10.1177/1321103X17700141
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188. Type II Diabetes. ACT + Education vs. Education. N=118.
Whitehead, L. C., Crowe, M. T., Carter, J. D., Maskill, V. R., Carlyle, D., Bugge, C., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2017). A nurse-led education and cognitive behaviour therapy-based intervention among adults with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 23, 821-829.
DOI: 10.1111/jep.12725
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187. Quality of Life. ACT vs. No treatment. N=50.
Reza, M., Behnaz, D., Mahdi, R., & Hossein, S. S. (2017). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on quality of life among military students. Police Medicine, 6, 21-30.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

186. Marital Satisfaction. ACT vs. No treatment. N=40.
Pirani, Z., Abbasi, M., Kalvani, M., & Nourbakhsh, M. (2017). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on sexual self-esteem, emotional skillfulness and marital adjustment in Veterans' wives. Iranian Journal of War and Public Health, 9, 25-32.
DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.ijwph.9.1.25
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185. Depression / Anxiety. ACT vs. No treatment. N=30.
Hajsadeghi Z., Bassak Nejad, S., & Razmjoo, S. (2017). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment group therapy on depression and anxiety among women with breast cancer. Pajouhan Scientific Journal, 15(4), 42-49.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website [Manuscript not in English]

184. Type II Diabetes. ACT vs. No treatment. N=34.
Shaibani, A. K. (2017). The effectiveness of intervention based on acceptance and commitment on emotions and thoughts control in patients with type II diabetes. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 19, 341-347.
DOI: 10.22038/JFMH.2017.8987
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183. Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=40.
Fathi, R., Khodarahimi, S., & Rasti, A. (2017). The efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy on metacognitions and anxiety in women outpatients with generalized anxiety disorder in Iran. Canadian Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy / Revue Canadienne de Counseling et de Psychothérapie, 51, 207-216
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

182. Attention. ACT vs. Control. N=40.
Enoch, M. R., & Dixon, M. R. (2017). The use of a child-based acceptance and commitment therapy curriculum to increase attention. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 39, 200-224.
DOI: 10.1080/07317107.2017.1338454
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181. HIV. Acceptance-based behavioral therapy vs. TAU. N=34.
Moitra, E., LaPlante, A., Armstrong, M. L., Chan, P. A., & Stein, M. D. (2017). Pilot randomized controlled trial of acceptance-based behavior therapy to promote HIV acceptance, HIV disclosure, and retention in medical care. AIDS and Behavior, 21, 2641-2649.
DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1780-z
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180. Multiple Sclerosis. ACT vs. No treatment. N=24.
Shakernegad, S., Moazen, N., Hamidi, M., Hashemi, R., Bazzazzadeh, N., & Bodaghi M. (2017). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on psychological distress, marital satisfaction and quality of life in women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Health and Care, 19, 7-17.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

179. Marital Satisfaction. ACT vs. No treatment. N=?.
Kavousian, J., Harfi, H., & Karimi, K. (2017). The efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on marital satisfaction in couples. Journal of Health and Care, 19, 75-87.
DOI: No DOI
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178. Psychological Flexibility. ACT vs. No treatment. N=80.
Deval, C., Bernard-Curie, S. & Monestès, J. (2017). Effects of an acceptance and commitment therapy intervention on leaders' and managers' psychological flexibility. Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 27, 34-42.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcc.2016.10.002
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177. Quality of Life. ACT vs. No Intervention. N=60.
Ghahnaviyeh, L. A., Bagherian, R., Feizi, A., & Darani, F. M. (2017). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on quality of life in patient with myocardial infarction: A randomized control trial. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 8(2), 762-770.
DOI: No DOI
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176. Osteoarthritis. ACT vs. TAU. N=31.
Clarke, S. P., Poulis, N., Moreton, B. J., Walsh, D. A., & Lincoln, N. B. (2017). Evaluation of a group acceptance commitment therapy intervention for people with knee or hip osteoarthritis: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39, 663-670.
DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2016.1160295
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175. Weight Loss. ACT Coaching vs. ACT Coaching + Food supplement vs. TAU. N=377.
Tapsell, L. C., Lonergan, M., Batterham, M. J., Neale, E. P., Martin, A., Thorne, R., Deane, F., & Peoples, G. (2017). Effect of interdisciplinary care on weight loss: A randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7:e014533.
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014533
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174. Occupational Rehabilitation. ACT follow-up vs. Normal follow up. N=213.
Hara, K. W., Bjørngaard, J. H., Brage, S., Borchgrevink, P. C., Halsteinli, V., Stiles, T. C., Johnsen, R., & Woodhouse, A. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of adding telephone follow-up to an occupational rehabilitation program to increase work participation. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 1-14.
DOI: 10.1007/s10926-017-9711-4
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173. Mental Health. ACT vs. Usual school curriculum. N=586.
Van der Gucht, K., Griffith, J. W., Hellemans, R., Bockstaele, M., Pascal-Claes, F., & Raes, F. (2017). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for adolescents: Outcomes of a large-sample, school-based, cluster-randomized controlled trial. Mindfulness, 8, 408-416.
DOI: 10.1007/s12671-016-0612-y
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172. Various. ACT Online vs. Waitlist. N=79.
Levin, M. E., Haeger, J., Pierce, B. G. & Twohig, M. P. (2017). Web-based acceptance and commitment therapy for mental health problems in college students: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Modification, 41, 141-162.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445516659645
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171. Psychosis. ACT vs. Befriending. N=96.
Shawyer, F., Farhall, J., Thomas, N., Hayes, S. C., Gallop, R., Copolov, D., & Castle, D. J. (2017). Acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis: Randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 210, 140-148.
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.182865
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2016 (n = 32)

170. Anorexia Nervosa. ACT vs. TAU. N=43.
Parling, T., Cernvall, M., Holmgren, S., & Ghaderi, A. (2016). A randomised trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for anorexia nervosa after daycare treatment, including five-year follow-up. BMC Psychiatry, 16: 272.
DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0975-6
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169. Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT vs. Waitlist. N=193.
Hancock, K. M., Swain, J., Hainsworth, C. J., Dixon, A. L., Koo, S., & Munro, K. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy versus cognitive behavior therapy for children with anxiety: Outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 47, 296-311.
DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1110822
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168. Quality of Life. ACT vs. No treatment. N=30.
Nasiri, S., Ghorbani, M., & Adibi, P. (2016). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy in quality of life in patients with functional gastro intestinal disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 7, 93-102.
DOI: No DOI
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167. Depression. ACT vs. No treatment. N=30.
Dehghani, Y. (2016). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment group therapy on depression and quality of life in women with dialysis patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 831, 1-9.
DOI: No DOI
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166. Social Anxiety Disorder / Panic Disorder. Therapist guided ACT Online vs. Unguided ACT Online vs. Waitlist. N=152.
Ivanova, E., Lindner, P., Ly, K. H., Dahlin, M., Vernmark, K., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2016). Guided and unguided acceptance and commitment therapy for social anxiety disorder and/or panic disorder provided via the Internet and a smartphone application: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 44, 27-35.
DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.09.012
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165. Gambling. ACT vs. No treatment. N=18.
Dixon, M. R., Wilson, A. N., & Habib, R. (2016). Neurological evidence of acceptance and commitment therapy effectiveness in college-age gamblers. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5, 80-88.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.04.004
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164. Chronic Pain. Individual ACT vs. Group ACT. N=48.
Kanstrup, M., Wicksell, R. K., Kemani, M., Lipsker, C. W., Lekander, M., & Holmström, L. (2016). A clinical pilot study of individual and group treatment for adolescents with chronic pain and their parents: Effects of acceptance and commitment therapy on functioning. Children, 3: 30.
DOI: 10.3390/children3040030
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163. Chronic Pain. ACT vs. Applied Relaxation. N=53.
Cederberg, J. T., Cernvall, M., Dahl, J., von Essen, L., & Ljungman, G. (2016). Acceptance as a mediator for change in acceptance and commitment therapy for persons with chronic pain? International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 21-29.
NOTE: Secondary Analysis of #38 Below
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-015-9494-y
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162. Anxiety. ACT vs. No treatment. N=?.
Sirous, J. Z., Moloud, K., Esmaeili, C. N., & Maryam, A. (2016). The effectiveness of training acceptance and commitment therapy on conference anxiety reduction in classroom among female students of Saveh, Iran. International Journal of Research in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, 4(2), 11-19.
DOI: No DOI
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161. Anxiety. Acceptance-based behavioral treatment vs. CBT. N=21.
Glassman, L. H., Forman, E. M., Herbert, J. D., Bradley, L. E., Foster, E. E., Izzetoglu, M., & Ruocco, A. C. (2016). The effects of a brief acceptance-based behavioral treatment versus traditional cognitive-behavioral treatment for public speaking anxiety. Behavior Modification, 40, 748-776.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445516629939
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160. Stress / Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=36.
Abad, A. N. S., Bakhtiari, M., Kashani, F. L., & Habibi, M. (2016). The comparison of effectiveness of treatment based on acceptance and commitment with cognitive-behavioral therapy in reduction of stress and anxiety in cancer patients. International Journal of Cancer Research and Prevention, 9, 229-246.
DOI: No DOI
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159. Stigma. ACT vs. Education. N=152.
Kenny, A., & Bizumic, B. (2016). Learn and ACT: Changing prejudice towards people with mental illness using stigma reduction interventions. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5, 178-185.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.06.004
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158. Weight Loss. Acceptance-based Behavioral Intervention vs. Standard Behavioral Intervention. N=162.
Lillis, J., Niemeier, H. M., Thomas, J. G., Unick, J., Ross, K. M., Leahey, T. M., Kendra, K. E., Dorfman, L., & Wing, R. R. (2016). A randomized trial of an acceptance-based behavioral intervention for weight loss in people with high internal disinhibition. Obesity, 24, 2509-2514.
DOI: 10.1002/oby.21680
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157. Obesity. ACT vs. No treatment. N=30.
Fard, F.D., Mehrabian, B., Boroon, Z., Ghaderi, M., Yousefi, S., & Lory, S.S. (2016). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on reduction of obesity and body image. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, 85, 1571-1577.
DOi: No DOI
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156. Adolescent Orthodontics. ACT vs. TAU. N=400.
Gang, L., Yan, Y., Lijuan, S., Lina, Z., Lin, X., & You, H. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy intervention adolescent orthodontic compliance. Chinese Medicine Innovation, 13, 16-19.
DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-4985.2016.30.004
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155. Multiple Sclerosis. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Yazdanbakhsh, K., Kaboudi, M., Roghanchi, M., Dehghan, F., & Nooripour, R. (2016). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on psychological adaptation in women with MS. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 8, 2767-2777.
DOI: DOI not valid
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154. Opiate Abuse. ACT vs. 12-step vs. Methadone maintenance. N=60.
Azkhosh, M., Farhoudianm, A., Saadati, H., Shoaee, F., & Lashani, L. (2016). Comparing acceptance and commitment group therapy and 12-steps narcotics anonymous in addict's rehabilitation process: A randomized controlled trial. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 244-249.
DOI: No DOI
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153. Type 2 Diabetes. ACT + Education vs. Education. N=53.
Shayeghian, Z., Hassanabadi, H., Aguilar-Vafaie, M. E., Amiri, P., & Ali Besharat, M. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for type 2 diabetes management: The moderating role of coping styles. PLoS ONE, 11: e0166599.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166599
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152. Burnout. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Abdolmajid, B., Sajad, K., & Abbas, M. A. (2016). The efficacy of group acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-based training on burnout in nurses. Police Medicine, 5, 143-152.
DOI: No DOI
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151. Anxiety. ACT Self-help vs. Waitlist. N=503.
Ritzert, T. R., Forsyth, J. P., Sheppard, S. C., Boswell, J. F., Berghoff, C. R. & Eifert, G. H. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of ACT for anxiety disorders in a self-help context: Outcomes from a randomized wait-list controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 47, 444-459.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.03.001
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150. Obesity. ACT vs. CBT. N=190.
Forman, E. M., Butryn, M. L., Manasse, S. M., Crosby, R. D., Goldstein, S. P., Wyckoff, E. P. & Thomas, J. G. (2016). Acceptance-based versus standard behavioral treatment for obesity: Results from the mind your health randomized controlled trial. Obesity, 24, 2050-2056.
DOI: 10.1002/oby.21601
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149. Exercise / Enjoyment. ACT vs. Implementation instruction. N=32.
Ivanova, E., Yaakoba-Zohar, N., Jensen, D., Cassoff, J., & Knauper, B. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy and implementation intentions increase exercise enjoyment and long-term exercise behavior among low-active women. Current Psychology, 35, 108-114.
NOTE: Follow-up for #138 below.
DOI: 10.1007/s12144-015-9349-3
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148. Smoking. ACT Online vs. Waitlist. N=357.
Savvides, S. N., & Karekla, M. (2015). Evaluating an acceptance and commitment therapy internet-based intervention for smoking cessation in young adults. The European Health Psychologist, 17, Supp.
NOTE: Symposia Abstract
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147. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=40.
Shekari , H. R., Dabbaghi, P., Dowran, B., & Taghva, A. (2016). Effectiveness of group training of acceptance and commitment therapy on depression symptoms in soldiers. Ebnesia, 18(2), 19-25.
DOI: No DOI
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146. Prevention. ACT Online vs. Health Education Online. N=234.
Levin, M. E., Hayes, S. C., Pistorello, J., & Seeley, J. R. (2016). Web-based self-help for preventing mental health problems in universities: Comparing acceptance and commitment training to mental health education. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72, 207-225.
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22254
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145. Pornography. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=26.
Crosby, J. M., & Twohig, M. P. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy for problematic internet pronography use: A Randomized trial. Behavior Therapy, 47, 355-366.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.02.001
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144. Social Anxiety Disorder. ACT vs. TAU. N=30.
Azadeh, S. M., Kazemi-Zahrani, H., & Besharat, M. A. (2016). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on interpersonal problems and psychological flexibility in female high school students with social anxiety disorder. Global Journal of Health Science, 8, 131-138.
DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v8n3p131
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143b. Depression. ACT vs. Expressive Writing vs. Waitlist. N=236.
Pots, W. T. M., Trompetter, H. R., Schreurs, K. M. G., & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2016). How and for whom does web-based acceptance and commitment therapy work? Mediation and moderation analyses of web-based ACT for depressive symptoms. BMC Psychiatry, 16:158.
DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-0841-6
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143a. Depression. ACT vs. Expressive writing vs. Waitlist. N=236.
Pots, W. T. M., Fledderus, M., Meulenbeek, P. A. M., ten Klooster, P. M., Schreurs, K. M. G., & Bohlmeijer, E. T. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy as a web-based intervention for depressive symptomatology: Randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 208, 69-77.
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.146068
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142. Wellbeing. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=68.
Räsänen, P., Lappalainen, P., Muotka, J., & Lappalainen, R. (2016). An online guided ACT intervention for enhancing the psychological wellbeing of university students: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 78, 30-42.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2016.01.001
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141. Health Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=126.
Eilenberg, T., Fink, P., Jensen, J. S., Rief, W., & Frostholm, L. (2016). Acceptance and commitment group therapy (ACT-G) for health anxiety: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 46, 103-115.
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291715001579
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140. Stress. ACT vs. Reflection seminars. N=113.
Frögéli, E., Djordjevic, A., Rudman, A., Livheim, F., & Gustavsson, P. (2016). A randomized controlled pilot trial of acceptance and commitment training (ACT) for preventing stress-related ill health among future nurses. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 29, 202-218.
DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2015.1025765
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139. Pain. ACT vs. Support. N=101.
Alonso-Fernández, M., López-López, A., Losada, A., González, J. L, & Wetherell, J. L. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy and selective optimization with compensation for institutionalized older people with chronic pain. Pain Medicine, 17, 264-277.
DOI: 10.1111/pme.12885
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2015 (n = 24)

138. Exercise Tolerance. ACT + Music vs. Music. N=39.
Ivanova, E., Jensen, D., Cassoff, J., Gu, F., & Knäuper, B. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy improves exercise tolerance in sedentary women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47, 1251-1258.
DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000536
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137. Stress / Self-efficacy. ACT vs. No treatment. N=40.
Moazzezi, M., Ataie Moghanloo, V., Ataie Moghanloo, R. et al. (2015). Impact of acceptance and commitment therapy on perceived stress and special health self-efficacy in seven to fifteen-year-old children with diabetes mellitus. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, 9:e956
DOI: 10.17795/ijpbs956
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136. Exercise. ACT + Feedback vs. Feedback. N=138.
Kangasniemi, A. M., Lappalainen, R., Kankaanpää, A., Tolvanen, A., & Tammelin, T. (2015). Towards a physically more active lifestyle based on one's own values: The results of a randomized controlled trial among physically inactive adults. BMC Public Health, 15:260.
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1604-x
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135. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=57.
Kohtala, A., Lappalainen, R., Savonen, L., Timo, E., & Tolvanen, A. (2015). A four-session acceptance and commitment therapy based intervention for depressive symptoms delivered by masters degree level psychology students: A preliminary study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 360-373.
DOI: 10.1017/S1352465813000969
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134. Exercise. ACT + Walking vs. Walking. N=59.
Moffitt, R. & Mohr, P. (2015). The efficacy of a self-managedacceptance and commitment therapy intervention DVD for physical activity initiation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 115-129.
DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12098
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133. Panic Disorder / Agoraphobia. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=43.
Gloster, A. T., Sonntag, R., Hoyer, J., Meyer, A. H., Heinze, S., Ströhle, A., Eifert, G., & Wittchen, H. (2015). Treating treatment-resistant patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia using psychotherapy: A randomized controlled switching trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84, 100-109.
DOI: 10.1159/000370162
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132. Various. ACT + Education vs. TAU. N=40.
Dindo, L., Marchman, J., Gindes, H., & Fiedorowicz, J. G. (2015). A brief behavioral intervention targeting mental health risk factors for vascular disease: A pilot study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84, 183-185.
doi: 10.1159/000371495
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131. Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=60.
Davies, C. D., Niles, A. N., Pittig, A., Arch, J. J. & Craske, M. G. (2015). Physiological and behavioral indices of emotion dysregulation as predictors of outcome from cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy for anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 35-43.
doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2014.08.002
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130. Aggression. ACT vs. Support and discussion. N=101.
Zarling, A., Lawrence, E., & Marchman, J. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for aggressive behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 199-212.
DOI: 10.1037/a0037946
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129. Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Shahab, M. (2015) The Effect of acceptance and commitment therapy in reducing the anxiety of female teenagers of Tehran City. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 2(3).
DOI: No DOI
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128. Depression. ACT vs. CBT. N=135.
Losada, A., Márquez-González, M., Romero-Moreno, R., Mausbach, B. T., López, J., Fernández-Fernández, V., & Nogales-González, C. (2015). Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) versus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for dementia family caregivers with significant depressive symptoms: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 760-772.
DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000028
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127. Pain. ACT vs. Expressive writing vs. Waitlist. N=82.
Trompetter, H. R., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Veehof, M. M., & Schreurs, K. M. G. (2015). Internet-based guided self-help intervention for chronic pain based on acceptance and commitment therapy: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 66-80.
DOI: 10.1007/s10865-014-9579-0
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126. Various. ACT vs. Individual support. N=66 / N=32.
Livheim, F., Hayes, L., Ghaderi, A., Magnusdottir, T., Högfeldt, A., Rowse, J., Turner, S., Hayes, S. C., & Tengström, A. (2015). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy for adolescent mental health: Swedish and Australian pilot outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 1016-1030.
DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-9912-9
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125. Stigma. ACT vs. DBT. N=100.
Clarke, S., Taylor, G., Bolderston, H., Lancaster, J., & Remington, B. (2015). Ameliorating patient stigma amongst staff working with personality disorder: Randomized controlled trial of self-management versus skills training. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 692-704.
DOI: 10.1017/S1352465814000320
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124. Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=30.
Nasiri, A., & Kazemi-Zahrani, H. (2015). The effectiveness of group acceptance and commitment therapy on pain intensity, pain catastrophizing and pain-associated anxiety in patients with chronic pain. Asian Social Science, 11, 112-120.
DOI: 10.5539/ass.v11n26p112
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123. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=39.
Lappalainen, P., Langrial, S., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Tolvanen, A., & Lappalainen, R. (2015). Web-based acceptance and commitment therapy for depressive symptoms with minimal support: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Modification, 39, 805-834.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445515598142
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122. Parenting. ACT + Stepping Stones Triple P vs. TAU. N=59.
Brown, F. L., Whittingham, K., Boyd, R. N., McKinlay, L., & Sofronoff, K. (2015). Does stepping stones triple p plus acceptance and commitment therapy improve parent, couple, and family adjustment following paediatric acquired brain injury? A randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 73, 58-66.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.07.001
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121. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=32.
George, B. (2015). Efficacy of acceptance and mindful based relapse prevention program on emotion regulation difficulty among alcoholics in Kerala India. Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 3:205.
DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000205
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120. Pain. ACT vs. Applied Relaxation. N=60.
Kemani, M. K., Olsson, G. L., Lekander, M., Hesser, H., Andersson, E., & Wicksell, R. K. (2015). Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy and applied relaxation for longstanding pain: A randomized controlled trial. Th Clinical Journal of Pain, 31, 1004-1016.
DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000203
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119. Substance Abuse. ACT + TAU vs. TAU. N=52.
Thekiso, B., Murphy, P., Milnes. J., Lambe, K., Curtin, A., & Farren, C. K. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of alcohol use disorder and comorbid affective disorder: A pilot matched control trial. Behavior Therapy, 46, 717-728.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2015.05.005
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118. Procrastination. ACT vs. CBT vs. Waitlist. N=60.
Wang, S., Zhou, Y., Yu, S., Ran, L., Liu, X., & Chen, Y. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy as treatments for academic procrastination: A randomized controlled group session. Research on Social Work Practice, 27, 48-58.
DOI: 10.1177/1049731515577890
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117. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=68.
Pülschen, S., & Pülschen, D. (2015). Preparation for teacher collaboration in inclusive classrooms – Stress reduction for special education students via acceptance and commitment training: A controlled study. Journal of Molecular Psychiatry, 3, 8.
DOI: 10.1186/s40303-015-0015-3
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116. Various. ACT + Behavioral Activation vs. TAU + Enhanced assessment and monitoring. N=13.
Gaudiano, B. A., Busch, A. M., Wenze, S. J., Nowlan, K., Epstein-Lubow, G., & Miller, I. W. (2015). Acceptance-based behavior therapy for depression with psychosis: Results from a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 21, 320-333.
DOI: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000092
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115. Weight Loss. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Nourian, L., & Aghaei, A. (2015). Effectiveness ofacceptance and commitment therapy on the body mass index in women afflicted with obesity. Iranian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 3, 11-20.
DOI: No DOI
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2014 (n = 31)

114. Social Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=18.
Yadegari, L., Hashemiyan, K., & Abolmaali, K. (2014). Effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on young people with social anxiety. International Journal of Scientific Research in Knowledge, 2, 395-403.
DOI: 10.12983/ijsrk-2014-p0395-0403
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113. Social Phobia. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=34.
Molavi, P., Mikaeili, N., Rahimi, N., & Mehri, S. (2014). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy based on reducing anxiety and depression in students with social phobia. Journal of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, 14, 412- 423.
DOI: No DOI
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112. Fibromyalgia. ACT vs. Medications vs. Waitlist. N=156.
Luciano, J. V., Gullar, J. A., Aguado, J., López-del-Hoyo, Y., Olivan, B., Magallón, R., Alda, M., Serrano-Blanco, A., Gilli, M., & Garcia-Campayo, J. (2014). Effectiveness of group acceptance and commitment therapy for fibromyalgia: A 6-month randomized controlled trial (EFFIGACT study). Pain, 155, 693-702.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.12.029
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111. Social Anxiety. ACT vs. No treatment. N=40.
Rostami, M., Veisi, N, Dehkordi, F. J., & Alkasir, E. (2014). Social anxiety in students with learning disability: Benefits of acceptance and commitment therapy. Practice in Clinical Psychology, 2, 299-306.
DOI: No DOI
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110. Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=51.
Avdagic, E., Morrissey, S. A. & Boschen, M. J. (2014). A randomised controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behaviour therapy for generalised anxiety disorder. Behaviour Change, 31, 110-130.
DOI: 10.1017/bec.2014.5
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109. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=120.
McConachie, D. A. J., McKenzie, K., Morris, P. G., & Walley, R. M. (2014). Acceptance and mindfulness-based stress management for support staff caring for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 1216-1227.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.03.005
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108. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. CBT vs. Waitlist. N=50.
Lanza, P. V., García, P. F., Lamelas, F. R., & González-Menéndez, A. (2014). Acceptance and commitment therapy versus cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of substance use disorder with incarcerated women. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 644-657.
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22060
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107. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=73.
Ly, K. H., Asplund, K., & Andersson, G. (2014). Stress management for middle managers via an acceptance and commitment-based smartphone application: A randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 1, 95-101.
DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2014.06.003
Full Text: ACBS Website

106b. Social Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=50.
Niles, A. N., Burklund, L. J., Arch, J. J., Lieberman, M. D., Saxbe, D., & Craske M. G. (2014). Cognitive mediators of treatment for social anxiety disorder: Comparing acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Behavior Therapy, 45, 664-677.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.04.006
Full Text: ACBS Website

106a. Social Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=87.
Craske, M. G., Niles, A. N., Burklund, L. J., Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Vilardaga, J., Arch, J. J., & ... Lieberman, M. D. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy for social phobia: Outcomes and moderators. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 1034-1048.
DOI: 10.1037/a0037212
Full Text: ACBS Website

105. Skill Acquisition. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=28.
Pahnke, J., Lundgren, T., Hursti, T., & Hirvikoski, T. (2014). Outcomes of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based skills training group for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: A quasi-experimental pilot study. Autism, 18, 953-964.
DOI: 10.1177/1362361313501091
Full Text: ACBS Website

104. Headaches. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Gharaei-Ardakani, S., Abbas, S., Tavallaie, Zahra Dehghanizade, Z., Tork, M., Eydi-Baygi, M., & Nikbakhsh, H. (2014). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on mental health in women with chronic pain. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences, 3(8), 78-83.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

103. Stigma. ACT + TAU vs. TAU. N=24.
Minkesh, C., & Masroor, J. (2014). Reducing internalized stigma of mental illness among patients with schizophrenia using acceptance and commitment therapy. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41, 94-101.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

102. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. CBT. N=37.
González-Menéndez, A., Fernández, P., Rodríguez, F., & Villagrá, P. (2014). Long-term outcomes of acceptance and commitment therapy in drug-dependent female inmates: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 14, 18-27.
DOI: 10.1016/S1697-2600(14)70033-X
Full Text: Available Through DOI

101. Quality of Life. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=73.
Yadavaia, J. E., Hayes, S. C., & Vilardaga, R. (2014). Using acceptance and commitment therapy to increase self-compassion: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 248-257.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.09.002
Full Text: ACBS Website

100. Cancer. ACT vs. TAU. N=410.
Hawkes, A. L., Pakenham, K. I., Chambers, S. K., Patrao, T. A., & Courneya, K. S. (2014). Effects of a multiple health behavior change intervention for colorectal cancer survivors on psychosocial outcomes and quality of life: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48, 359-257.
DOI: 10.1007/s12160-014-9610-2
Full Text: ACBS Website

99. Parenting. ACT + Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) vs. SSTP vs. Waitlist. N=67.
Whittingham, K. Sanders, M., McKinlay, L., & Boyd, R. N. (2014). Interventions to reduce behavioral problems in children with cerebral palsy: An RCT. Pediatrics, 133, 1-9.
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-3620
Full Text: ACBS Website

98. Smoking. ACT vs. Standard Treatment. N=196.
Bricker, J. B., Mull, K. E., Kientz, J. A.,Vilardaga, R., Mercer, L. D., Akioka, K. .J, & Heffner, J. L. (2014). Randomized, controlled pilot trial of a smartphone app for smoking cessation using acceptance and commitment therapy. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 143, 87-94.
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.07.006
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97. Smoking. ACT vs. CBT. N=121.
Bricker, J. B., Bush, T., Zbikowski, S. M., Mercer, L. D., & Heffner, J. L. (2014). Randomized trial of telephone-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy versus cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation: A pilot study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16, 1446-1454.
DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu102
Full Text: ACBS Website

96. Various. ACT vs. CBT. N=61.
Clarke, S., Kinston, J., James, K., Bolderston, H., & Remington, B. (2014). Acceptance and commitment therapy group for treatment-resistant participants: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 179-188.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.04.005
Full Text: ACBS Website

95. Weight Loss. ACT vs. Assessment Only. N=58.
Katterman, S. N., Goldstein, S. P., Butryn, M. L., Forman, E. M., & Lowe, M. R. (2014). Efficacy of an acceptance-based behavioral intervention for weight gain prevention in young adult women. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 45-50.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.10.003
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94. Parenting.ACT + Stepping Stones Triple P vs. TAU. N=59.
Brown, F. L., Whittingham, K., Boyd, R. N., McKinlay, L., & Sofronoff, K. (2014). Improving child and parenting outcomes following paediatric acquired brain injury: A randomised controlled trial of stepping stones triple p plus acceptance and commitment therapy. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1172-83.
DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12227
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

93. Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Rafiee, M., Sedrpoushan, N., & Abedi. M. R. (2014). Study and investigate the effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on reducing anxiety symptoms and body image dissatisfaction in obese women in Isfahan. Journal of Social Issues & Humanities, 2, 187-190.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website

92. Diabetes. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=24.
Hoseini, S. M., Rezaei, A. M., & Azadi, M. M. (2014). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment group therapy on the self-management of Type 2 diabetes patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology [Iran], 5, 55-64.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite [Manuscript not in English]

91. Depression. ACT vs. CT. N=19.
Tamannaeifar, S., Gharraee, B., Birashk, B. & Habibi, M. (2014). A comparative effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy and group cognitive therapy for major depressive disorder. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Science, 16(10), 60-63.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website

90a. Pain. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=20.
Ghomian, S. & Shairi, M. R. (2014). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy for children with chronic pain on the quality of life of 7 to 12 year-old children. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2, 47-55.
DOI: 10.22038/IJP.2014.2995
Full Text: ACBS Website

90b. Pain. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=20.
Ghomain, S., & Shari, M. R. (2014). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy for children with chronic pain (CHACT) on the function of 7 to 12 year-old children. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2, 195-203.
DOI: 10.22038/IJP.2014.2569
Full Text: Available at DOI

89. Cancer. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Mojtabaie, M., & Asghari, N. (2014). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to reduce the symptoms of depression in women with breast cancer. Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences, 4, 522-527.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

88. Depression. ACT In-Person vs. ACT Online. N=38.
Lappalainen, P., Granlund, A., Siltanen, S., Ahonen, S., Vitikainen, M., Tolvanen, A., & Lappalainen, R. (2014). ACT Internet-based vs. face-to-face? A randomized controlled trial of two ways to deliver acceptance and commitment therapy for depressive symptoms: An 18-month follow-up. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 61, 43-54.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.07.006
Full Text: ACBS Website

87. Prevention. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=76.
Levin, M. E., Pistorello, J., Seeley, J. R., & Hayes, S. C. (2014). Feasibility of a prototype web-based acceptance and commitment therapy prevention program for college students. Journal of American College Health, 62, 20-30.
DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2013.843533
Full Text: ACBS Website

86. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. ACT vs. SSRI. N=32.
Vakili, Y., Gharraee, B., Habibi, M., Lavasani, F., & Rasoolian, M. (2014). The comparison of acceptance and commitment therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 16(10), 10-14.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Journal Website

2013 (n = 24)

85. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. ACT vs. Applied Relaxation. N=86.
Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Roemer, L., & Orsillo, S. M. (2013). A randomized clinical trial comparing an acceptance-based behavior therapy to applied relaxation for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 761-773.
DOI: 10.1037/a0032871
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84. Pain. ACT App + Website vs. Website. N=140.
Kristjánsdóttir, Ó. B., Fors, E. A., Eide, E., Finset, A., Stensrud, T. L., van Dulmen, S., Wigers, S. H., & Eide, H. (2013). A smartphone-based intervention with diaries and therapist-feedback to reduce catastrophizing and increase functioning in women with chronic widespread pain: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15, 1-17.
DOI: 0.2196/jmir.2249
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83. Smoking. ACT vs. Standard treatment. N=49.
Brown, R. A., Palm Reed, K. M., Litvin Bloom, E., Minami, H., Strong, D. R., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., Zvolensky, M. J., Gifford, E. V., & Hayes, S. C. (2013). Development and preliminary randomized controlled trial of a distress tolerance treatment for smokers with a history of early lapse. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15, 2005-2015.
DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt093
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82. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=100.
Lloyd, J., Bond, F. W., & Flaxman, P. E. (2013). The value of psychological flexibility: Examining psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for burnout. Work & Stress, 27, 181-199.
DOI: 10.1080/02678373.2013.782157
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81. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=42.
Biglan, A., Layton, G. L., Backen Jones, L., Hankins, M. & Rusby, J. C. (2013). The value of workshops on psychological flexibility for early childhood special education staff. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 32, 196-210.
DOI: 10.1177/0271121411425191
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

80. Stress. ACT + ABA Training vs. ABA Training. N=34.
Bethay, J. S., Wilson, K. G., Schnetzer, L. W., Nassar, S. L., & Bordieri, M. J. (2013). A controlled pilot evaluation of acceptance and commitment training for intellectual disability staff. Mindfulness, 4, 113-121.
DOI: 10.1007/s12671-012-0103-8
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79. Cancer. ACT vs. TAU. N=410.
Hawkes, A. L., Chambers, S. K., Pakenham, K. I., Patrao, T. A., Baade, P. D., Lynch, B. M., Aitken, J. F., Meng, X., & Courneya, K. S. (2013). Effects of a telephone-delivered multiple health behavior change intervention (CanChange) on health and behavioral outcomes in survivors of colorectal cancer: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31, 2313-2321.
DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2012.45.5873
Full Text: ACBS Website

78. Social Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=30.
Mehrdoost, Z., Neshatdoost, H., & Abedi, A. (2013). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on the decrease of self-focused attention and improving self-efficacy. Journal of Psychological Models and Methods, 3(11), 67-81.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: Scientific Information Database

77. Stress. ACT vs. Attention placebo. N=96.
Hosseinaei, A., Ahadi, H., Fata, L., Heidarei, A., & Mazaheri, M. M. (2013). Effects of group acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-based training on job stress and burnout. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, 19, 109-120.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: ACBS Website [Manuscript not in English]

76. Depression. ACT vs. CBT. N=27.
Zhao, W., Zhou, Y., Liu, X., & Ran, L. (2013). Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy on depression. Chinese Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 21, 153-157.
DOI: No DOI
Full Text: China Asia On Demand

75. Social Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=137.
Kocovski, N. L., Fleming, J. E., Hawley, L. L., Huta, V. & Antony, M. M. (2013). Mindfulness and acceptance-based group therapy versus traditional cognitive behavioral group therapy for social anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 889-898.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.10.007
Full Text: ACBS Website

74. Eating disorders. ACT vs. TAU. N=140.
Juarascio, A., Shaw, J., Forman, E., Timko, C. A., Herbert, J., Butryn, M., Bunnell, D., Matteucci, A. & Lowe, M. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy as a novel treatment for eating disorders: An initial test of efficacy and mediation. Behavior Modification, 37, 459-489.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445513478633
Full Text: ACBS Website

73. Pain. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=40.
Wicksell, R. K., Kemani, M., Jensen, K., Kosek, E., Kadetoff, D., Sorjonen, K., Ingvar, M. & Olsson, G. L. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy for fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain, 17, 599-611.
DOI: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00224.x
Full Text: ACBS Website

72. Fibromyalgia. ACT vs. Education. N=28.
Steiner, J. L., Bogusch, L., & Bigatti, S. M., (2013). Values-based action in fibromyalgia: Results from a randomized pilot of acceptance and commitment therapy. Health Psychology Research, 1, 176-181.
DOI: 10.4082/hpr.2013.e34
Full Text: ACBS Website

71. Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=73.
McCracken, L. M., Sato, A., & Taylor, G. J. (2013). A trial of a brief group-based Form of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for chronic pain in general practice: Pilot outcome and process results. The Journal of Pain, 14, 1398-1406.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.06.011
Full Text: ACBS Website

70. Weight Loss. ACT vs. TAU. N=128.
Forman, E. M., Butryn, M. L., Juarascio, A. S., Bradley, L. E., Lowe, M. R., Herbert, J. D., & Shaw, J. A. (2013). The mind your health project: A randomized controlled trial of an innovative behavioral treatment for obesity. Obesity, 21, 1119-1126.
DOI: 10.1002/oby.20169
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69. Smoking. ACT Online vs. Smokefree.gov. N=222.
Bricker, J., Wyszynski, C., Comstock, B., & Heffner, J. L. (2013). Pilot randomized controlled trial of web-based acceptance and commitment therapy for smoking cessation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15, 1756-1764.
DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt056
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

68. Weight Loss. Acceptance-Based Coping vs. Cognitive-Based Coping. N=48.
Forman, E. M., Hoffman, K. L., Juarascio, A. S., Butryn, M. L., & Herbert, J. D. (2013). Comparison of acceptance-based and standard cognitive-based coping strategies for craving sweets in overweight and obese women. Eating Behaviors, 14, 64-68.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.10.016
Full Text: ACBS Website

67. Depression / Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=24.
Lappalainen, P., Kaipainen, K., Lappalainen, R., Hoffrén, H., Myllymäki, T., Kinnunen, M., Mattila, E., Happonen, A. P., Rusko, H., & Korhonen, I. (2013). Feasibility of a personal health technology-based psychological intervention for men with stress and mood problems: Randomized controlled pilot trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2, e1.
DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2389
Full Text: The National Center for Biotechnology Information

66. Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=10.
Alonso, M. A., Lopez, A., Losada, A., & Gonzalez, J. L. (2013). Acceptance And Commitment Therapy and selective optimization with compensation for older people with chronic pain: A pilot study. Psicologia Conductual, 21, 59-79.
Gale Document Number: GALE|A328944068
Full Text: ACBS Website

65. Depression / Anxiety. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=376.
Fledderus, M., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Fox, J., Schreurs, K. M. G., & Spinhoven, P. (2013). The role of psychological flexibility in a self-help acceptance and commitment therapy intervention for psychological distress in a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 142-151.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.11.007
Full Text: ACBS Website

64. Depression. ACT + Behavioral Activation vs. Waitlist. N=80.
Carlbring, P., Hägglund, M., Luthström, A., Dahlin, M., Kadowaki, A., Vernmark, K., & Andersson, G. (2013). Internet-based behavioral activation and acceptance-based treatment for depression: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 148, 331-337.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.12.020
Full Text: ACBS Website

63. Pain. ACT vs. Online Discussion. N=76.
Buhrman, M., Skoglund, A., Husell, J., Bergström, K., Gordh, T., Hursti, T., Bendelin, N., Furmark, T. & Andersson, G. (2013). Guided internet-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain patients: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 307-315.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.02.010
Full Text: ACBS Website

62. Stress. ACT Workshop + Follow-up vs. ACT Workshop. N=20.
Luoma, J. B. & Vilardaga, J. P. (2013). Improving therapist psychological flexibility while training acceptance and commitment therapy: A pilot study. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 42, 1-8.
DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2012.701662
Full Text: ACBS Website

2012 (n = 14)

61. Anxiety. ACT vs. CBT. N=128.
Arch, J. J., Eifert, G. H., Davies, C., Vilardaga, J. C. P., Rose, R. D., & Craske, M. G. (2012). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) versus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for mixed anxiety disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 750-765.
DOI: 10.1037/a0028310
Full Text: ACBS Website

60b. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=625.
Bohlmeijer, E. T., Lamers, S. M. A., & Fledderus, M. (2015). Flourishing in people with depressive symptomology increases with acceptance and commitment therapy. Post-hoc analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 65, 101-106.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.12.014
Full Text: ACBS Website

60a. Depression. ACT Bibliotherapy + Email Support vs. ACT Bibliotherapy vs. Waitlist. N=376.
Fledderus, M., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Pieterse, M. E., & Schreurs, K. M. G. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy as guided self-help for psychological distress and positive mental health: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 42, 485-495.
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291711001206
Full Text: ACBS Website

59. Eating Disorders. ACT vs. TAU. N=39.
Weineland, S., Arvidsson, D., Kakoulidis, T., & Dahl, J. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy for bariatric surgery patients, a pilot RCT. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 6, e21-e30.
DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2011.04.004
Full Text: ACBS Website

58. Anxiety. Acceptance-Based Exposure vs. Habituation-Based Exposure. N=45.
England, E. L., Herbert, J. D., Forman, E. M., Rabin, S. J., Juarascio, A., & Goldstein, S. P. (2012). Acceptance-based exposure therapy for public speaking anxiety. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 1, 66-72.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2012.07.001
Full Text: ACBS Website

57. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. TAU. N=56.
Stotts, A. L., Green, C., Masuda, A., Grabowski, J., Wilson, K., Northrup, T. F., Moeller, F. G., & Schmitz, J. (2012). A Stage I pilot study of acceptance and commitment therapy for methadone detoxification. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125, 215-222.
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.02.015
Full Text: ACBS Website

56. Cancer. ACT vs. CT. N=31.
Rost, A. D., Wilson, K. G., Buchanan, E., Hildebrandt, M.J., & Mutch, D. (2012). Improving psychological adjustment among late-stage ovarian cancer patients: Examining the role of avoidance in treatment. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 508-517.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.01.003
Full Text: ACBS Wesbite

55. Eating Disorders. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=73.
Pearson, A. N., Follette, V. M. & Hayes, S. C. (2012). A pilot study of acceptance and commitment therapy as a workshop intervention for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating attitudes. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 181-197.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.03.001
Full Text: ACBS Website

54. Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=30.
Mo’tamedi, H., Rezaiemaram, P., & Tavallaie, A. (2012). The effectiveness of a group-based acceptance and commitment additive therapy on rehabilitation of female outpatients with chronic headache: Preliminary findings reducing 3 dimensions of headache impact. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 52, 1106-1119.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02192.x
Full Text: ACBS Website

53. Borderline Personality Disorder. ACT vs. TAU. N=41.
Morton, J., Snowdon, S., Gopold, M. & Guymer, E. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy group treatment for symptoms of borderline personality disorder: A public sector pilot study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 527-544.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.03.005
Full Text: ACBS Website

52. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. TAU. N=133.
Luoma, J. B., Kohlenberg, B. S., Hayes, S. C. & Fletcher, L. (2012). Slow and steady wins the race: A randomized clinical trial of acceptance and commitment therapy targeting shame in substance use disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 43-51.
DOI: 10.1037/a0026070
Full Text: ACBS Website

51. Pain. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=43.
Jensen, K. B., Kosek, E., Wicksell, R., Kemani, M., Olsson, G., Merle, J. V., Kadetoff, D., & Ingvar, M. (2012). Treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy increases pain-evoked activation of the prefrontal cortex in patients suffering from chronic pain. Pain, 153, 1495-1503.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.04.010
Full Text: ACBS Website

50. Various. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=236.
Jeffcoat, T. & Hayes, S. C. (2012). A randomized trial of ACT bibliotherapy on the mental health of K-12 teachers and staff. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 571-579.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2012.05.008
Full Text: ACBS Website

49. Tinnitus. ACT vs. CBT vs. Discussion Group. N=99.
Hesser, H., Gustafsson, T., Lundén, C., Henrikson, O., Fattahi, K., Johnsson, E., Westin, V. Z., Carlbring, P., Mäki-Torkko, E., Kaldo, V., & Andersson, G. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of tinnitus. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 649-61.
DOI: 10.1037/a0027021
Full Text: ACBS Website

48. Depression. ACT vs. TAU. N=34.
Folke, F., Parling, T., & Melin, L. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy for depression: A preliminary randomized clinical trial for unemployed on long-term sick leave. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 583-594.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.01.002
Full Text: ACBS Website

2011 (n = 11)

47. Pain. ACT vs. CBT. N=114.
Wetherell, J. L., Afari, N., Rutledge, T., Sorrell, J. T., Stoddard, J. A., Petkus, A. J., Solomon, B. C., Lehman, D.H., Liu, L., Lang, A.J., & Atkinson, J. H. (2011). A randomized, controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain. Pain, 152, 2098-2107.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.05.016
Full Text: ACBS Website

46. Psychosis. ACT vs. TAU. N=27.
White, R. G., Gumley, A. I., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S, & Mitchell, G. (2011). A feasibility study of acceptance and commitment therapy for emotional dysfunction following psychosis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 901-907.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.09.003.
Full Text: ACBS Website

45. Depression. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=93.
Bohlmeijer, E. T., Fledderus, M., Rokx, T. A., & Pieterse, M. E. (2011). Efficacy of an early intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy for adults with depressive symptomatology: Evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 62-67.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2010.10.003
Full Text: ACBS Website

44. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=106.
Brinkborg, H., Michanek, J., Hesser, H., & Berglund, G. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of stress among social workers: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 389-398.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.03.009
Full Text: ACBS Website

43. Anxiety. Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy vs. CT. N=16.
Brown, L. A., Forman, E. M., Herbert, J. D., Hoffman, K. L., Yuen, E. K. and Goetter, E. M. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of acceptance-based behavior therapy and cognitive therapy for test anxiety: A pilot study. Behavior Modification, 35, 31-53.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445510390930
Full Text: ACBS Website

42. Weight Loss. ACT vs. Education. N=54.
Butryn, M. L., Forman, E., Hoffman, K., Shaw, J., & Juarascio, A. (2011). A pilot study of acceptance and commitment therapy for promotion of physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8, 516-522.
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.8.4.516
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41. Smoking. ACT + FAP + Medication vs. Medication. N=303.
Gifford, E. V., Kohlenberg, B., Hayes, S. C., Pierson, H., Piasecki, M., Antonuccio, D., & Palm, K. (2011). Does acceptance and relationship focused behavior therapy contribute to bupropion outcomes? A randomized controlled trial of functional analytic psychotherapy and acceptance and commitment therapy for smoking cessation. Behavior Therapy, 42, 700-715.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2011.03.002
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40. Depression. ACT vs. TAU. N=30.
Hayes, L., Boyd, C. P., & Sewell, J. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of adolescent depression: A pilot study in a psychiatric outpatient setting. Mindfulness, 2, 86-94.
DOI: 10.1007/s12671-011-0046-5
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39. Various. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=70.
Muto, T., Hayes, S. C., & Jeffcoat, T. (2011). The effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy bibliotherapy for enhancing the psychological health of Japanese college students living abroad. Behavior Therapy, 42, 323-335.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.08.009
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38. Pain. ACT vs. Applied Relaxation. N=90.
Thorsell, J., Finnes, A., Dahl, J., Lundgren, T., Gybrant, M., Gordh, T., & Buhrman, M. (2011). A comparative study of 2 manual-based self-help interventions, acceptance and commitment therapy and applied relaxation, for persons with chronic pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 27, 716-723.
DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318219a933
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37. Tinnitus. ACT vs. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. N=64.
Westin, V. Z., Schulin, M., Hesser, H., Karlsson, M., Noe, R. Z., Olofsson, U., Stalby, M., Wisung, G. & Andersson, G. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy versus tinnitus retraining therapy in the treatment of tinnitus distress: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 737-747.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.08.001.
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2010 (n = 8)

36. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. ACT vs. Progressive Relaxation Training. N=79.
Twohig, M. P., Hayes, S. C., Plumb, J. C., Pruitt, L. D., Collins, A. B., Hazlett-Stevens, H. & Woidneck, M. R. (2010). A randomized clinical trial of acceptance and commitment therapy vs. progressive relaxation training for obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 705-716.
DOI: 10.1037/a0020508
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35. Stress. ACT vs. Stress Inoculation Training. N=107.
Flaxman, P. E. & Bond, F. W. (2010). A randomised worksite comparison of acceptance and commitment therapy and stress inoculation training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 816-820.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2010.05.004
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34. Stress. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=311.
Flaxman, P. E., & Bond, F. W. (2010). Worksite stress management training: Moderated effects and clinical significance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 347-358.
DOI: 10.1037/a0020522
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33. Various. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=93.
Fledderus, M., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Smit, F., & Westerhof, G. J. (2010). Mental health promotion as a new goal in public mental health care: A randomized controlled trial of an intervention enhancing psychological flexibility. American Journal of Public Health, 10, 2372-2378.
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2010.196196
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32. Various. Cognitive Defusion vs. Waitlist. N=22.
Hinton, M. J. & Gaynor, S. T. (2010). Cognitive defusion for psychological distress, dysphoria, and low self-esteem: A randomized technique evaluation trial of vocalizing strategies. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 6, 164-185.
DOI: 10.1037/h0100906
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31. Pain. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=14.
Johnston, M., Foster, M., Shennan, J., Starkey, N. J., & Johnson, A. (2010). The effectiveness of an acceptance and commitment therapy self-help intervention for chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26, 393-402.
DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181cf59ce
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30. Eating Disorders. ACT vs. CT. N=55.
Juarascio, A. S., Forman, E. M., & Herbert, J. D. (2010). Acceptance and commitment therapy versus cognitive therapy for the treatment of comorbid eating pathology. Behavior Modification, 34, 175-190.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445510363472
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29. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. CBT. N=104.
Smout, M., Longo, M., Harrison, S., Minniti, R., Wickes, W., & White, J. M. (2010). Psychosocial treatment for methamphetamine use disorders: A preliminary randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Substance Abuse, 31, 98-107.
DOI: 10.1080/08897071003641578
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2009 (n = 4)

28. Pain. ACT vs. Multidisciplinary Treatment + Medication. N=32.
Wicksell, R. K., Melin, L., Lekander, M., & Olsson, G. L. (2009). Evaluating the effectiveness of exposure and acceptance strategies to improve functioning and quality of life in longstanding pediatric pain - A randomized controlled trial. Pain, 141, 248-257.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2008.11.006
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27. Weight Loss / Stigma. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=84.
Lillis, J., Hayes, S. C., Bunting, K., Masuda, A. (2009). Teaching acceptance and mindfulness to improve the lives of the obese: A preliminary test of a theoretical model. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 58-69.
DOI: 10.1007/s12160-009-9083-x
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26. Depression / Substance Abuse. ACT vs. TAU. N=24.
Petersen, C. L., & Zettle, R. D. (2009). Treating inpatients with comorbid depression and alcohol use disorders: A comparison of acceptance and commitment therapy and treatment as usual. The Psychological Record, 59, 521-536.
DOI: 10.1007/BF03395679
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25. Weight Loss. ACT vs. Waitlist. N=62.
Tapper, K., Shaw, C., Ilsley, J., Hill, A. J., Bond, F. W., & Moore, L. (2009). Exploratory randomised controlled trial of a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention for women. Appetite, 52, 396-404.
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2008.11.012
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2008 (n = 5)

24. Adoption of therapy training. ACT vs. TAU. N=30.
Luoma, J. B., Hayes, S. C., Twohig, M. P., Roget, N., Fisher, G., Padilla, M., Bissett, R., Holt, C., & Kohlenberg, B. K. (2007). Augmenting continuing education with psychologically-focused group consultation: Effects on adoption of group drug counseling. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 463-469.
DOI: 10.1037/0033-3204.44.4.463
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23. Epilepsy. ACT vs. Yoga. N=18.
Lundgren, T., Dahl, J., Yardi, N., & Melin, J. (2008). Acceptance and commitment therapy and yoga for drug refractory epilepsy: A randomized controlled trial. Epilepsy and Behavior, 13, 102-108.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2008.02.009
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22. Anxiety. Acceptance-based Behavior Therapy vs. Waitlist. N=31.
Roemer, L., Orsillo, S. M., & Salters-Pedneault, K. (2008). Efficacy of an acceptance-based behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: Evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 1083-1089.
DOI: 10.1037/a0012720
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21. Training. ACT vs. Education. N=59.
Varra, A. A., Hayes, S. C., Roget, N., & Fisher, G. (2008). A randomized control trial examining the effect of acceptance and commitment training on clinician willingness to use evidence-based pharmacotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 449-458.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.76.3.449
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20. Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=21.
Wicksell, R. K., Ahlqvist, J., Bring, A., Melin, L. & Olsson, G. L. (2008). Can exposure and acceptance strategies improve functioning and life satisfaction in people with chronic pain and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD)? A randomized controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 37, 169-182.
DOI: 10.1080/16506070802078970
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2007 (n = 6)

19. Anxiety / Depression. ACT vs. CT. N=101.
Forman, E. M., Herbert, J. D., Moitra, E., Yeomans, P. D. & Geller, P. A. (2007). A randomized controlled effectiveness trial of acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive therapy for anxiety and depression. Behavior Modification, 31, 772-799.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445507302202
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18. Diabetes. ACT vs. Education. N=81.
Gregg, J. A., Callaghan, G. M., Hayes, S. C., & Glenn-Lawson, J. L. (2007). Improving diabetes self-management through acceptance, mindfulness, and values: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 336-343.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.75.2.336
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17. Various. ACT vs. CBT. N=28.
Lappalainen, R., Lehtonen, T., Skarp, E., Taubert, E., Ojanen, M., & Hayes, S. C. (2007). The impact of CBT and ACT models using psychology trainee therapists: A preliminary controlled effectiveness trial. Behavior Modification, 31, 488-511.
DOI: 10.1177/0145445506298436
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16. Stigma. ACT vs. Psychoeducation. N=96.
Masuda, A., Hayes, S. C., Fletcher, L. B., Seignourel, P. J., Bunting, K., Herbst, S. A., Twohig, M. P., & Lillis, J. (2007). The impact of acceptance and commitment therapy versus education on stigma toward people with psychological disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 2764-2772.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2007.05.008
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15. Cancer. ACT vs. CBT. N=12.
Páez, M. B., Luciano, C., & Gutiérrez, O. (2007).Tratamiento psicológico para el afrontamiento del cáncer de mama. Estudio comparativo entre estrategias de aceptación y de control cognitivo. Psicooncología, 4, 75-95.
ISSN-e:1988-8287
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14. Pain. Pain Control vs. Pain Acceptance vs. Continued Practice. N=74.
Vowles, K. E., McNeil, D. W., Gross, R. T. McDaniel, M. L., Mouse, A., Bates, M., Gallimore, P., & McCall, C. (2007). Effects of pain acceptance and pain control strategies on physical impairment in individuals with chronic low back pain. Behavior Therapy, 38, 412-425.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2007.02.001
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2006  (n = 4)

13. Psychosis. ACT vs. Enhanced TAU. N=40.
Gaudiano, B. A., & Herbert, J. D. (2006). Acute treatment of inpatients with psychotic symptoms using acceptance and commitment therapy: Pilot results. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 44, 415-437.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2005.02.007
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12. Borderline Personality Disorder. ACT + DBT vs. TAU. N=22.
Gratz, K. L. & Gunderson, J. G. (2006). Preliminary data on an acceptance-based emotion regulation group intervention for deliberate self-harm among women with borderline personality disorder. Behavior Therapy, 37, 25-35.
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2005.03.002
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11. Epilepsy. ACT vs. Supportive Therapy. N= 27.
Lundgren, T., Dahl, J., Melin, L., & Kies, B. (2006). Evaluation of acceptance and commitment therapy for drug refractory epilepsy: A randomized controlled trial in South Africa—A pilot study. Epilepsia, 47, 2173–2179.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2006.00892.x
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10. Trichotillomania. ACT + Habit Reversal vs. Waitlist. N=25.
Woods, D. W., Wetterneck, C. T., & Flessner, C. A. (2006). A controlled evaluation of acceptance and commitment therapy plus habit reversal for trichotillomania. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 639-656.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2005.05.006
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2004  (n = 4)

9. Stress / Pain. ACT vs. TAU. N=19.
Dahl, J., Wilson, K. G., & Nilsson, A. (2004). Acceptance and commitment therapy and the treatment of persons at risk for long-term disability resulting from stress and pain symptoms: A preliminary randomized trial. Behavior Therapy, 35, 785-802.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80020-0
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8. Smoking. ACT vs. Nicotine Replacement Therapy. N=76.
Gifford, E. V., Kohlenberg, B. S., Hayes, S. C., Antonuccio, D. O., Piasecki, M. M.., Rasmussen-Hall, M. L., & Palm, K. M. (2004). Acceptance-based treatment for smoking cessation. Behavior Therapy, 35, 689-705.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80015-7
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7. Stigma / Burnout. ACT vs. Multicultural Training. N=93.
Hayes, S. C., Bissett, R., Roget, N., Padilla, M., Kohlenberg, B. S., Fisher, G., Masuda, A., Pistorello, J., Rye, A. K., Berry, K. & Niccolls, R. (2004). The impact of acceptance and commitment training and multicultural training on the stigmatizing attitudes and professional burnout of substance abuse counselors. Behavior Therapy, 35, 821-835.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80022-4
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6. Substance Abuse. ACT vs. Intensive Twelve Step Facilitation. N=114.
Hayes, S. C., Wilson, K. G., Gifford, E. V., Bissett, R., Piasecki, M., Batten, S. V., Byrd, M., & Gregg, J. (2004). A preliminary trial of twelve-step facilitation and acceptance and commitment therapy with polysubstance-abusing methadone-maintained opiate addicts. Behavior Therapy, 35, 667-688.
DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80014-5
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2003 (n = 1)

5. Anxiety. ACT vs. Systematic Desensitization. N=24.
Zettle, R. D. (2003). Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) versus systematic desensitization in treatment of mathematics anxiety. The Psychological Record, 53, 197-215.
DOI: 10.1007/BF03395440
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2002 (n = 1)

4. Psychosis. ACT vs. TAU. N=80.
Bach, P. & Hayes, Steven C. (2002). The use ofacceptance and commitment therapy to prevent the rehospitalization of psychotic patients: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70(5), 1129-1139.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.70.5.1129
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2000 (n = 1)

3. Stress. ACT vs. Innovation Promotion Program vs. Waitlist. N=90.
Bond, F. W. & Bunce, D. (2000). Mediators of change in emotion-focused and problem-focused worksite stress management interventions. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5, 156-163.
DOI: 10.1037/1076-8998.5.1.156
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1989 (n = 1)

2. Depression. ACT vs. CT. N=31.
Zettle, R. D., & Rains, J. C. (1989). Group cognitive and contextual therapies in treatment of depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 436-445.
DOI: 10.1002/1097-4679(198905)45:3<436::AID-JCLP2270450314>3.0.CO;2-L
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1986 (n = 1)

1. Depression. ACT vs. CT. N=18.
Zettle, R. D. & Hayes, S. C. (1986). Dysfunctional control by client verbal behavior: The context of reason giving. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 4, 30-38.
DOI: 10.1007/BF03392813
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