Objectives:Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has the potential to support positive aging processes. Therefore we examined the feasibility and acceptability of a new unguided eHealth ACT module for middle-aged and older adults. Method: Data was collected at two measurement points in time (before and after completion of the ACT module). 313 participants (range=40-75 years; Mean(SD)=54 years (8.3); 76% female) had eight weeks access to the ACT module and responded to the feasibility questionnaire, upon completion of the module. Logged data (time spent online per session and in total, number of attendedsessions) was also analyzed. Results: Of the respondents 76% reported a completion rate of 75%-100%. On average 3.5 hours (SD= 6.4) per week were spent on the module and practicing the ACT skills. The mean evaluation of the module was 7.4 (SD = 1.2). The majority of the participants rated each session as good. Absence of guidance was marked as a limitation. Conclusion: The results indicate a good feasibility and acceptance of this unguided eHealth module. Therefore, this eHealth ACT module has the potential to make ACT accessible to a large group. The effectiveness results will be addressed in further research.
- positive aging
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- psychological flexibility