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Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Somatic Symptoms, Somato-Sensory Amplification, Self-Absorption, and Experiential Avoidance of University Students with Somatic Symptoms
Korean J Str Res 2015;23:127-135
Published online September 30, 2015
© 2015 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Mina Hong, ChongNak Son

Department of Psychology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea
Correspondence to: 손정락, 
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Received April 6, 2015; Revised April 26, 2015; Accepted July 13, 2015.
The purpose of this study is to explore effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on Somatic Symptoms, Somato-Sensory Amplification, Self-Absorption, and Experiential Avoidance of University Students with Somatic Symptoms. 400 university students who lived in Chonbuk province were investigated that they were complained somatic symptoms. Finally 15 students who selected were randomly assigned to 8 in ACT group (therapy group), and 7 in the control group. All participants completed Somatic Symptom Scale, Somato-Sensory Amplification Scale, Scale for Dispositional Self-focused Attention, Acceptance & Action Questionnaire-16 at pre treatment, end of treatment, and at 5 weeks follow-up periods. ACT program was administered for 8 sessions. The results of this study were as follow: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has positive effects on the reduction of Somatic Symptoms, Self-Absorption, and Experiential Avoidance after therapy 5 weeks later follow-up period, while has not on Somato-Sensory Amplification. Finally, the implication and the limitation of this study, and the suggestions for the future study were also discussed. (Korean J Str Res 2015;23:127∼135)
Keywords : Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Somatic Symptoms, Somato-Sensory Amplification, Self-Absorption, Experiential Avoidance
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