Par : Nanja Holland Hansen, Lise Juul, Karen-Johanne Pallesen
March 8, 2021
Question Is a compassion cultivation training (CCT) intervention effective in decreasing psychological distress in informal caregivers of people with mental illness?
Findings In this randomized clinical trial including 161 caregivers randomized to a CCT program or waitlist group, caregivers who received CCT experienced significant improvements in depression, anxiety, and stress, and the improvements were maintained at 6-month follow-up.
Meaning Theses findings suggest that the CCT intervention was effective in decreasing psychological distress in caregivers of people with mental illness.