Multiple Sclerosis has a great impact on psychological functioning of patients and can be associated with various mental health disorders and symptoms. The most prevalent one is depression, which ranges from 15 to 47 %. Mindfulness Based Interventions are a relatively brief and cost-effective program that has been studied in patients with several chronic diseases and recently also in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Mindfulness Based Interventions are based on the assumption that a non-judgmental awareness and acceptance of one's moment-to-moment experience can have a positive effect on the adaptation to the disease, reducing the psychological burden and improving patients' quality of life. Several studies concluded that Mindfulness Based Interventions can be beneficial in terms of improving both psychological and psychical aspects of Multiple Sclerosis, but none of them compared the intervention with an active control group. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a group-based Mindfulness Based Intervention on depressive symptoms in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, as compared with an active control group.

The efficacy of a Mindfulness Based Intervention for depressive symptoms in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and their caregivers: study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial.

CARLETTO, SARA;FRANCONE, DIANA MARIA;SCAVELLI, FRANCESCO;CAVALLO, Marco;MALUCCHI, Simona;OLIVA, Francesco;OSTACOLI, Luca
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Multiple Sclerosis has a great impact on psychological functioning of patients and can be associated with various mental health disorders and symptoms. The most prevalent one is depression, which ranges from 15 to 47 %. Mindfulness Based Interventions are a relatively brief and cost-effective program that has been studied in patients with several chronic diseases and recently also in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Mindfulness Based Interventions are based on the assumption that a non-judgmental awareness and acceptance of one's moment-to-moment experience can have a positive effect on the adaptation to the disease, reducing the psychological burden and improving patients' quality of life. Several studies concluded that Mindfulness Based Interventions can be beneficial in terms of improving both psychological and psychical aspects of Multiple Sclerosis, but none of them compared the intervention with an active control group. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a group-based Mindfulness Based Intervention on depressive symptoms in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, as compared with an active control group.
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http://bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12883-016-0528-0
Carletto, Sara; Borghi, Martina; Francone, Diana; Scavelli, Francesco; Bertino, Gabriella; Cavallo, Marco; Malucchi, Simona; Bertolotto, Antonio; Oliva, Francesco; Ostacoli, Luca
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