Background. The objective of this study is to explore whether scores on the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ) dimensions – Action and Willingness - may be useful to identify patients with cancer at risk of developing anxiety and depression symptoms. Method. Participants: 85 patients with cancer and 133 subjects from general population participated in the study. Measures: participants completed the AAQ, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Psychological Well-Being (PWB) questionnaire. Statistical Analyses: exploratory cluster analyses, crosstabs analyses, and t-test comparison for independent samples were conducted. Results. Cluster analyses yielded two significant subgroups in both samples: high-Action and low-Willingness subgroup, and high-Action and high-Willingness subgroup. Most participants in the first subgroup showed clinical levels of depression and anxiety and low levels of PWB. Discussion. This study provides evidence of the validity of the AAQ to identify subjects at risk of developing anxiety and depression symptoms.
|Titolo:||The Acceptance and Action Questionnaire: validity to identify subjects at risk of emotional distress|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.5 Abstract in rivista|