The effectiveness of knowledge-based cognitive therapy on resilience of spouses of schizophrenic patients

Khosrozadeh, A and Ghasemi, M and Solati, K (2018) The effectiveness of knowledge-based cognitive therapy on resilience of spouses of schizophrenic patients. Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, 20 (5).

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Background and aims: The spouses of people with schizophrenia experience much stress due to their spouses' disease, which leads to certain problems and decreased adjustability and efficiency in them. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on resilience in schizophrenia patients. Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 40 wives of patients with schizophrenia (20 assigned to experimental group and 20 to control group) whose husbands were kept in rehabilitation centers for mental disorders and they were enrolled according to cluster sampling. In the experimental group, the therapeutic protocol of MBCT was conducted as intervention. Study instrument was Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale. Data were analyzed by ANCOVA in SPSS. Results: The results showed that mean resilience score in the post-test of the experimental group (77.95±4.71) was much higher than that of the control group (71.75±5.81). There was a significant difference in the mean resilience score at post-test between the experimental and control groups (P<0.05). Conclusion: Training MBCT strategies was effective on resilience in the wives of schizophrenia patients. Therefore, this approach can be incorporated into mental health-related interventions for the families of patients with psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Resilience,chizophrenia
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2019 07:09
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2019 07:09

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