CompACT: developing a complete brief assessment of ACT processes

Francis, Ashley, Dawson, Dave and Moghaddam, Nima (2015) CompACT: developing a complete brief assessment of ACT processes. In: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, 14 - 19 July 2015, Berlin, Germany.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) seeks to increase ‘psychological flexibility’ through mindfulness and behavioural change strategies. Valid and reliable measures of psychological flexibility, and the core processes underpinning ACT, are therefore central to contributing to ACTs growing evidence base. However, the most widely used measure of psychological flexibility (Acceptance and Action Questionnaire; AAQ-II1) has been critiqued by several authors on a number of grounds, and was not developed for repeatable frequent administration in clinical settings where tracking change is important. We aimed to generate and validate a new, brief complete assessment of ACT processes (CompACT) that (1) Addresses the shortcomings of the AAQ-II’s reported poor face, content, and discriminant validity; (2) Is underpinned by expert consensus of item fidelity; and (3) Is distinguishable as a process rather than outcome measure. This paper describes the psychometric development of this measure.

Keywords:Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychometrics
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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ID Code:18872
Deposited On:28 Sep 2015 13:53

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