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The Effects of Mindfulness Training on Cognitive and Psychosocial Well-Being Among Family Caregivers of Persons with Neurodegenerative Disease

Auteurs: Sasha Mallya, Alexandra J. Fiocco

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 10/2019

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Abstract

Objectives

The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention on cognitive function and well-being in family caregivers.

Methods

Family caregivers (N = 57) of a person with a neurodegenerative disease were recruited and assigned to an 8-week MBSR program (n = 33) or a psychoeducation-social support group (n = 24). All participants completed pre- and post-intervention assessment of cognitive and psychosocial functioning.

Results

Results suggested that MBSR was associated with a significantly larger reduction in self-reported depressive symptoms and perceived stress relative to the control group; however, no between-group differences were found for executive function or other cognitive outcomes.

Conclusions

This study contributes to the growing body of literature highlighting the potential use of contemplative practices for improving psychosocial well-being among family caregivers.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Effects of Mindfulness Training on Cognitive and Psychosocial Well-Being Among Family Caregivers of Persons with Neurodegenerative Disease
Auteurs
Sasha Mallya
Alexandra J. Fiocco
Publicatiedatum
06-05-2019
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 10/2019
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01155-1

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