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Effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

Mehranfar M, Younesi J, Banihashem A - Iran J Cancer Prev (2012)

Bottom Line: Findings demonstrated that parents of children with cancer experience elevated levels of distress, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and subjective symptoms of stress.They were selected through purposeful sampling to participate in this experimental single-case study.Data showed that MBCT reduced depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

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Affiliation: Dept. of Counselling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Findings demonstrated that parents of children with cancer experience elevated levels of distress, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and subjective symptoms of stress. In this study, we determined effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

Methods: Four mothers whose children had cancer were diagnosed to have depression and anxiety symptoms, using Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory II, and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. They were selected through purposeful sampling to participate in this experimental single-case study. After the baseline was determined, subjects attended an eight-session program of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Results: The comparison of baseline and post-test showed that depression and anxiety symptoms decreased through MBCT. Improvement quotient for depression and anxiety of each subject was good.

Conclusion: Data showed that MBCT reduced depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

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Mentions: Diagram 1 shows that the participant's depression and anxiety level is 23 in BDI-II and 34 in BAI approximately at the baseline statement. These scores are severe and moderate rates of depression in BDI-II and anxiety in BAI. She obtained a score of 13 in BDI-II and 15 in BAI at end of session 2; and this reduction was continued except for session 6.Between fifth and seventh sessions, her child was in chronic paediatric medical condition. Her scores in posttest measurement was 10 in BDI-II and 8 in BAI that indicate reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety. Her Improvement quotient was %78/87 for depression and %76/92 for anxiety. (Figure 1)


Effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

Mehranfar M, Younesi J, Banihashem A - Iran J Cancer Prev (2012)

Anxiety and depression of participant A
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f1-IJCP-05-001: Anxiety and depression of participant A
Mentions: Diagram 1 shows that the participant's depression and anxiety level is 23 in BDI-II and 34 in BAI approximately at the baseline statement. These scores are severe and moderate rates of depression in BDI-II and anxiety in BAI. She obtained a score of 13 in BDI-II and 15 in BAI at end of session 2; and this reduction was continued except for session 6.Between fifth and seventh sessions, her child was in chronic paediatric medical condition. Her scores in posttest measurement was 10 in BDI-II and 8 in BAI that indicate reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety. Her Improvement quotient was %78/87 for depression and %76/92 for anxiety. (Figure 1)

Bottom Line: Findings demonstrated that parents of children with cancer experience elevated levels of distress, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and subjective symptoms of stress.They were selected through purposeful sampling to participate in this experimental single-case study.Data showed that MBCT reduced depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dept. of Counselling, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Findings demonstrated that parents of children with cancer experience elevated levels of distress, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and subjective symptoms of stress. In this study, we determined effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

Methods: Four mothers whose children had cancer were diagnosed to have depression and anxiety symptoms, using Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory II, and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. They were selected through purposeful sampling to participate in this experimental single-case study. After the baseline was determined, subjects attended an eight-session program of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Results: The comparison of baseline and post-test showed that depression and anxiety symptoms decreased through MBCT. Improvement quotient for depression and anxiety of each subject was good.

Conclusion: Data showed that MBCT reduced depression and anxiety symptoms in mothers of children with cancer.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus