The experience of meditation for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their caregivers – a qualitative analysis

Francesco Pagnini, Anna Marconi, Gaia Gragnano, Christian Lunetta, Ramona Gatto, Viviana Fabiani, Aurora Tagliaferri, Gabriella Rossi, Valeria Sansone

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Abstract

There is a lack of studies about psychological interventions for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their caregivers. We investigated the experience of a meditation training program tailored for ALS needs. People with ALS (pALS) and their caregivers that joined a meditation program for ALS were interviewed at the end of the program. Verbatims were analyzed with a qualitative approach. Both pALS and their caregivers reported a positive impact on their psychological well-being, promoted by an increase in acceptance and non-judgmental attitude. Furthermore, coping strategies seem to improve, with a positive e ect on resilience skills. The ALS meditation training program seems to be an e ective psychological intervention for the promotion of well-being in pALS and their caregivers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)762-768
Numero di pagine7
RivistaPSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH & MEDICINE
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • ALS

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