Mindfulness, neurobehavioural functioning and sleep


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Tinova, Maria (2015). Mindfulness, neurobehavioural functioning and sleep. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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First part of Volume I of the thesis presents a systematic review exploring the effects of mindfulness based stress reduction on sleep disturbance. The reviewed studies showed a mixed picture - no clear conclusions could be drawn regarding effectiveness of the intervention on the sleep disturbance. Next an empirical study focused on the relationship between changes in mindfulness and changes in neurobehavioural functioning among people with acquired brain injury attending a mindfulness group is presented. The data was collected and analysed using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods. The quantitative study suggests that a decrease in depressive symptoms (measured by Neurobehavioural Functioning Inventory) is related to improved ability to describe (measured by Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire). The qualitative analysis identified four themes: “pain”; “understanding / experiencing of mindfulness”; “mindfulness as a state with distinct sensory quality” and “mindfulness as a source of calmness”. Volume I concludes with an executive summary of the systematic review and the research study. Volume II presents five clinical practice reports covering psychological models, single case experimental design, service evaluation, case study and leadership and consultancy presentation.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/6252


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