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Table 3 Results of moderator analyses of the ACT intervention on the outcome measure CES-D post-treatment compared to both control conditionsa

From: How and for whom does web-based acceptance and commitment therapy work? Mediation and moderation analyses of web-based ACT for depressive symptoms

  ACT vs WLC ACT vs EW
   95 % CI    95 % CI  
  b lower upper p b lower upper p
Demographic characteristics
 Age −0.101 −0.32 0.12 .366 −0.026 −0.24 0.19 .810
 Gender −1.253 −10.29 7.78 .785 −0.375 −9.20 8.45 .933
 Educational level 1.190 −0.70 3.08 .215 0.429 −1.55 2.40 .668
Psychological measures
 Depression (CES-D) −0.228 −0.53 0.07 .133 −0.118 −0.39 0.15 .393
 Anxiety (HADS-A) −0.675 −1.40 0.05 .068 −0.267 −1.03 0.50 .492
 Emotional well-being (MHC) 0.223 −2.08 2.53 .849 −1.014 −3.71 1.68 .459
 Psychological well-being (MHC) 0.556 −1.91 3.02 .656 −0.589 −3.21 2.04 .658
 Social well-being (MHC) 0.325 −1.99 2.64 .782 0.767 −1.69 3.23 .539
Diagnostic classification
 Current disorder 1.640 −3.47 6.75 .527 −1.332 −6.54 3.88 .614
 Current depressive disorder 1.294 −3.99 6.58 .629 0.767 −4.39 5.93 .769
 Comorbidity 0.775 −5.49 7.04 .807 −1.195 −7.08 4.69 .689
  1. ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, WLC Waiting List Condition, EW Expressive Writing, CES-D Center for Epidemiological Studies – Depression Scale, HADS-A Hamilton Anxiety and Depression Scale – Anxiety subscale, MHC Mental Health Continuum
  2. aValues are unstandardized Betas