The efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on resilience among the wives of patients with schizophrenia

Khosrowzadeh, Azam and Ghasemi, Mohammad and Solati, Kamal (2019) The efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on resilience among the wives of patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, 20 (5). ISSN 2228-7469

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Background and objectives 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. Aim This study investigated 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 were enrolled according to convenience sampling. In the experimental group, the therapeutic protocol of MBCT was conducted as intervention. By this approach, patients are encouraged to process the experiences in a non-judgemental manner as they have been formed, and to change their relationship with and embrace challenging thoughts and feelings. Meanwhile, the control group underwent no intervention. Study instrument was Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale. Data were analyzed by ANCOVA in SPSS 16. Results At post-test, mean resilience score 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 Keywords: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy , resilience , schizophrenia

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 11:30

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