Volume 11, Number 3 (10-2016)                   Salmand 2016, 11(3): 448-455 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.21859/sija-1103448

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Hosseini M A, Mohammadzaheri S, Fallahi Khoshkenab M, Mohammadi Shahbolaghi F, Reza Soltani P, Sharif Mohseni M. Effect of Mindfulness Program on Caregivers’ Strain on Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers. Salmand. 2016; 11 (3) :448-455
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-999-en.html

1- Associate professor Department of Rehabmanagement, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- MSc. Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , s.artimani@yahoo.com
3- Associate professor Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Statistic Master Science Department of Statistics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5- Nursing Master Science Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3825 Views)

Objectives The aim of the study was to determine the effect of mindfulness program on the caregivers’ strain on elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease who were referred to the Iran Alzheimer’s Association 2012. 
Methods & Materials This study was a quasi-experimental study with two groups and before and after design. The participants (n=60) were selected by convenience sampling method and then randomly allocated to intervention (n=30) and control (n=30) groups. The intervention group was trained with a mindfulness program for 6 weeks in two sessions (2 hours in each session per week). Data were collected through the caregiver’s strain questionnaires before and one week after the intervention.
Results The mean of caregivers’ strain in the intervention group decreased from 36.96±6.72 to 30.63±6.37 (P<0.05) while in the control group, the mean of caregivers’ strain before (16.7±56.35) and after (86.6±35.80) the study did not show any significant differences (P>0.05).
Conclusion The results showed that the mindfulness program could reduce the caregivers’ strain on Alzheimer’s disease, and these findings can be applicable for all caregivers.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/04/05 | Accepted: 2016/07/12 | Published: 2016/09/22

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