Mindfulness improves psychological quality of life in community-based patients with severe mental health problems: A pilot randomized clinical trial

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dc.contributor.author López Navarro, Emilio Ramon
dc.contributor.author Del Canto, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Belber, Miriam
dc.contributor.author Mayol, Antoni
dc.contributor.author Fernández Alonso, Ovidio
dc.contributor.author Luis, Josep
dc.contributor.author Munar Roca, Enric
dc.contributor.author Chadwick, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-31T10:24:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/148902
dc.description.abstract [eng]Objective: To examine the effectiveness of group mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) in patients diagnosed with severe mental illness. The primary outcomewas health-related psychological quality of life. Secondary measures were environmental, social and physical health related quality of life, frequency and intensity of psychotic symptoms and daily-life mindfulness. Method: Forty-four patients from a public community rehabilitation center for people with severe mental illness were recruited, and randomly allocated to Integrated Rehabilitation Treatment (IRT) or IRT plus MBI. Measures included PANSS interview, WHOQOL-BREF, and Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale. MBI comprised 26 one-hour weekly sessions. Intention-to-treat analysis was used. Results: One patient did not complete IRT+MBI and two did not complete IRT. At baseline therewere no statistical group differences in demographic characteristics or primary and secondary outcomes. At post-treatment interaction between treatment and time in health-related psychological quality of life was statistically significant, and simple effect analysis showed significant differences for between and within subject factor in favor of MBI. Interaction was also significant in PANSS negative symptoms, simple effects showed a statistical trend in within subject factor. Time factor was significant in environmental and physical quality of life. Conclusions: Data suggest mindfulness added to IRT may enhance psychological quality of life in people with severe mental illness from a public community center. Results also suggest that mindfulness may impact frequency and intensity of negative symptoms.
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dc.relation.isformatof Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2015.08.016
dc.relation.ispartof Schizophrenia Research, 2015, num. 168, p. 530-536
dc.subject.classification 159.9 - Psicologia
dc.subject.other 159.9 - Psychology
dc.title Mindfulness improves psychological quality of life in community-based patients with severe mental health problems: A pilot randomized clinical trial
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dc.date.updated 2019-01-31T10:24:56Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2075-01-01
dc.embargo 2075-01-01
dc.subject.keywords Mindfulness
dc.subject.keywords Schizophrenia
dc.subject.keywords Quality of life
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2015.08.016


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