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Introduction: Providing Care to cancer patients is a serious, ,burned-out and challenging responsibility. Taking this role imposes a heavy cognitive and emotional burden on caregivers, which overshadows various aspects of their lives, including physical and psychological health, emotional, cognitive and behavioral elements, and quality of life. Therefor providing an intervention aimed at improving caregivers' quality of life, mental health, and adaptation is considered very important. This research is carried out Memory Flexibility Training as a low cost, short-term, and with significant empirical evidence to determine its effectiveness on resilience and emotion regulation in cancer caregivers.
Methods: This survey is an applied research using a quasi-experiment design that applies repeated measurement (pre-test/post-test/follow-up) control group. The study population consisted of all caregivers to cancer patients, who are diagnosed in Tehran hospitals and medical care centers. 60 caregivers were recruited by convenience sampling method. They were randomly categorized into experimental (intervention) and control group. Caregivers’ demographic data was gathered through a semi-structured clinical interview and they were asked to fill Resilience Scale (CD‐RISC) and Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) in pre-test, post-test and 3 months later follow-up. Experimental group participants received Memory Flexibility Training in 9 sessions. Data was analyzed by mixed model the analysis of variance on pre-test, post-test and follow-up scores by SPSS-24.
Results: Results showed participants in Memory Flexibility Training group had higher adherence than the control group; and also higher scores in adaptive emotion regulation strategies and lower scores in maladaptive strategies were observed in the participants in experimental group than the control group.
Conclusion: Therefor Memory Flexibility Training leads to increasing adherence and improving emotion regulation strategies and in cancer caregivers.
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2022/04/12 | Accepted: 2022/09/12

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