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Title: The impact of a mindfulness based cognitive therapy group for depression in people with dementia attending memory clinics : a feasibility randomised controlled trial
Author: Noone, Deirdre
ISNI:       0000 0004 7226 6473
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis focuses on an adapted Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group for depression in people with dementia (PWD) in memory clinics. Part I is a systematic literature review, including meta-analyses, examining the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for depression and anxiety in people with dementia (PWD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), who are experiencing clinical symptoms of depression or anxiety. Seven randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are included in the review. Part II is a feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT) that assessed whether an adapted MBCT group in memory clinics would lead to greater improvements in symptoms of depression, and anxiety, in PWD who were experiencing symptoms depression, as compared to treatment as usual. This is a joint project completed with Jacob Payne (JP). Measures of depression, anxiety, quality of life (QOL) and cognition were assessed at baseline and follow-up. JP reports on the feasibility of the intervention and measures of QOL and cognition. Measures of depression and anxiety are reported here. Part III is a critical appraisal, I will reflect on conducting the empirical study and my experience of facilitating a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group. Firstly, I will share how my background influenced my choice of research. Secondly, I will discuss the recruitment challenges and my experiences of facilitating the adapted MBCT group. Finally, I will consider the findings of the empirical paper, based on my experience of facilitating the group and the discussions I had with participants and carers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.746851  DOI: Not available
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