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.

Marconi, A., Gragnano, G., Lunetta, C., Gatto, R., Fabiani, V., Tagliaferri, A., Rossi, G., Sansone, V., Pagnini, F., The experience of meditation for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their caregivers – a qualitative analysis, <<PSYCHOLOGY, HEALTH & MEDICINE>>, 2016; (21(6)): 762-768. [doi:10.1080/13548506.2015.1115110] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/72360]

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

Pagnini, Francesco
2016

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.
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Marconi, A., Gragnano, G., Lunetta, C., Gatto, R., Fabiani, V., Tagliaferri, A., Rossi, G., Sansone, V., Pagnini, F., The experience of meditation for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their caregivers – a qualitative analysis, <>, 2016; (21(6)): 762-768. [doi:10.1080/13548506.2015.1115110] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/72360]
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