an exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness

An exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness

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Unformatted text preview: 4. Does an 8-week course result in improved mood as measured on Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and Beck Anxiety Inventory? Design Participants with a history of depression who had depression or depression and anxiety were recruited from a single practice in Ayrshire, Scotland. Two researchers were involved in the study; AF a General practitioner (GP) with training in CBT, meditation and MBCT and SWM, a GP and senior clinical research fellow at the University of Glasgow, with training in MBCT and experience in qualitative research. AF had previously completed the MBCT 8- Page 2 of 14 (page number not for citation purposes) BMC Psychiatry 2006, 6:14 Table 1: Inclusion and exclusion criteria Inclusion criteria • Patients aged 18–65 with history of Recurrent Depressive Disorder or Depression and Anxiety. • Current symptoms of depression lasting > 2 weeks (see table 2 for ICD-10 criteria). • At least 2 episodes should have lasted a minimum of 2 weeks and should have been separated by several months without significant mood disturbance (i.e. its recurrent). • Have BDI score of more than 14 (i.e. mild depressive disorder or worse – case definition). • With or without primary symptoms of anxiety. Exclusion criteria • Patients with organic brain disease. • Currently know to be abusing drugs or alcohol. • History of psychosis or mania. • Diagnosed personality disorder. • Currently suicidal (score of 2 or more on the BDI-II suicidal thoughts item). • Unable to participate in MBCT program (as measured by a score of 7 or more on the combined BDI-II items for energy, concentration difficulty and Tiredness). week course as a participant to gain first hand experience of the process. Further training was undertaken in the form of an intensive course with the North Wales Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (University of Wales) to become an MBCT instructor. Only AF was involved in the delivery of the MBCT prog...
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