Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions for promoting physical activity: Systematic review and meta-analysis
- Principal Investigator: Sally Pears
- 1 April 2019 to 31 August 2019
- Project No: 425
- Funding round: FR17
Physical inactivity increases the risk of many diseases, and there is a need for low-cost ways to help individuals to increase their physical activity.
Interventions that are based on a model called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be an effective way of supporting people to become more active. We want to find out whether interventions that are based on ACT are effective in helping people to increase their physical activity, and if they are, we would like to look at what particular aspects of the ACT interventions are most helpful.
We will gather and review the results of studies conducted around the world to determine whether ACT interventions were effective. We hope that this review will help us and others to create new, more effective ways of using an ACT approach to help people increase their physical activity.
Amount awarded: £18 341