Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain.

Thompson M, Vowles KE, Sowden G, Ashworth J, Levell J. Eur J Pain. 2018 Jan 26. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1184.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses.

Hughes LS, Clark J, Colclough JA, Dale E, McMillan D. Clin J Pain. 2017 Jun;33(6):552-568. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000425.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Selective Optimization with Compensation for Institutionalized Older People with Chronic Pain.

Acceptance in chronic neck pain: associations with disability and fear avoidance beliefs.

Thompson DP, Woby SR. Int J Rehabil Res. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000230.

Change in “Self-as-Context” (“Perspective-taking”) Occurs in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People with Chronic Pain and is Associated with Improved Functioning

Lin Yu, Sam Norton, Lance M. McCracken. The Journal of Pain. DOI:

Change in fatigue in acceptance and commitment therapy-based treatment for chronic pain and its association with enhanced psychological flexibility.

Yu L, Scott W, McCracken LM. Eur J Pain. 2019 Sep 5. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1480.

Current status of acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: a narrative review

Feliu-Soler A, Montesinos F, Gutiérrez-Martínez O, Scott W, McCracken LM, Luciano JV. Journal of Pain Research 2018, 11:2145-2159. 2 October 2018. DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S144631

Exercise combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ExACT) compared to a supervised exercise programme for adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Casey MB, Smart K, Segurado R, Hearty C, Gopal H, Lowry D, Flanagan D, McCracken L, Doody C. Trials. 2018 Mar 22;19(1):194. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2543-5.

Mitigating the Effect of Pain Severity on Activity and Disability in Patients with Chronic Pain: The Crucial Context of Acceptance.

Kanzler KE, Pugh JA, McGeary DD, Hale WJ, Mathias CW, Kilpela LS, Karns-Wright TE, Robinson PJ, Dixon SA, Bryan CJ, Moring JC, McCracken LM. Pain Med. 2018 Dec 26. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny197.

Neuropsychological Functioning and Treatment Outcomes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain

Matthew Scott Herbert, Niloofar Afari, J.B. Robinson, Andrew Listvinsky, Mark W. Bondi, Julie Loebach Wetherell. The Journal of Pain. February 26, 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2018.02.008

Physical therapy informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PACT) versus usual care physical therapy for adults with chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial.

Godfrey DE, Wileman DV, Holmes DMG, McCracken PLM, Norton DS, Moss-Morris PR, Noonan MS, Barcellona DM, Critchley DD. J Pain. 2019 Jun 4. pii: S1526-5900(19)30065-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.05.012.

Physiotherapy informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PACT): protocol for a randomised controlled trial of PACT versus usual physiotherapy care for adults with chronic low back pain.

Godfrey E, Galea Holmes M, Wileman V, McCracken L, Norton S, Moss-Morris R, Pallet J, Sanders D, Barcellona M, Critchley D. BMJ Open. 2016 Jun

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