The effects of acceptance versus thought suppression for dealing with the intrusiveness of tinnitus
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, Vol. 47, S112-S118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of acceptance versus suppression of disruptions on a mental imagery task in a sample of tinnitus patients. Previous research has indicated that acceptance can be an effective strategy for dealing with unpleasant experiences such as pain and anxiety. The study used a between-group design, including 47 participants who completed a task involving mental imagery in a sound-proof booth. Participants were randomly assigned to three instruction conditions: acceptance, suppression, or a control condition. The results showed a significant difference between the acceptance group and the control group in that participants in the acceptance group were able to focus on the imagery task for a longer time without being interrupted. The study provides preliminary support for the notion that acceptance can be a helpful strategy for tinnitus patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 47, S112-S118 p.
Tinnitus, Acceptance, Thought suppression
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16151DOI: 10.1080/14992020802301688OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16151DiVA: diva2:133239