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The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect: A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls

van der Donk, L. J., Fleer, J., Tovote, A., Ranchor, A. V., Smink, A., Mul, V. E. M., Sanderman, R. & Schroevers, M. J., Apr-2020, In : Mindfulness. 11, 4, p. 883-894 12 p.

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van der Donk, L. J., Fleer, J., Tovote, A., Ranchor, A. V., Smink, A., Mul, V. E. M., Sanderman, R., & Schroevers, M. J. (2020). The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect: A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls. Mindfulness, 11(4), 883-894. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01298-1

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van der Donk, Loek J. ; Fleer, Joke ; Tovote, Annika ; Ranchor, Adelita V. ; Smink, Ans ; Mul, Veronique E. M. ; Sanderman, Robbert ; Schroevers, Maya J. / The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect : A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls. In: Mindfulness. 2020 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 883-894.

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van der Donk, LJ, Fleer, J, Tovote, A, Ranchor, AV, Smink, A, Mul, VEM, Sanderman, R & Schroevers, MJ 2020, 'The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect: A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls', Mindfulness, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 883-894. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01298-1

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The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect : A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls. / van der Donk, Loek J.; Fleer, Joke; Tovote, Annika; Ranchor, Adelita V.; Smink, Ans; Mul, Veronique E. M.; Sanderman, Robbert; Schroevers, Maya J.

In: Mindfulness, Vol. 11, No. 4, 04.2020, p. 883-894.

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van der Donk LJ, Fleer J, Tovote A, Ranchor AV, Smink A, Mul VEM et al. The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect: A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls. Mindfulness. 2020 Apr;11(4):883-894. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01298-1


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title = "The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect: A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls",
abstract = "Objectives Mindfulness and self-compassion are related to psychological well-being and can be regarded as personal resources. It is, however, unclear whether these resources are always beneficial (direct effect) or only in stressful circumstances (buffer effect). We therefore examined whether mindfulness and self-compassion are equally or more strongly related to depressive symptoms and affect in cancer patients, compared to healthy controls. Methods Using a case-control design, 245 cancer patients were matched to 245 healthy controls (without chronic somatic comorbidities). Both groups filled out questionnaires concerning mindfulness (Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire), self-compassion (Self-Compassion Scale), depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale), and affect (Positive and Negative Affect Scale). Using correlation and regression analyses, we examined within both groups the associations for mindfulness (i.e., total score and five facets) and self-compassion (i.e., total score, two factors and six facets) with depressive symptoms and affect. Results Mindfulness and self-compassion were equally strongly related to depressive symptoms and affect in cancer patients versus healthy controls. Mindfulness facets Act with awareness and Non-judgment were strongly related to depressive symptoms, negative affect, and the negative self-compassion factor. In contrast, mindfulness facets Describe and Observe were strongly related to positive affect and the positive self-compassion factor. When distinguishing the six self-compassion facets, Isolation and Mindfulness were strongly related to depressive symptoms, Over-identification to negative affect, and Mindfulness to positive affect. Conclusions Results suggest that mindfulness and self-compassion are basic human personal resources associated with psychological functioning, regardless of the presence or absence of stressful life experiences.",
keywords = "Stress, Buffer, Depressive symptoms, Affect, Case-control, STRESS REDUCTION INTERVENTION, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, DISPOSITIONAL MINDFULNESS, PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES, SOCIAL SUPPORT, ASSOCIATION, VALIDATION, SCALE, QUESTIONNAIRE, INDIVIDUALS",
author = "{van der Donk}, {Loek J.} and Joke Fleer and Annika Tovote and Ranchor, {Adelita V.} and Ans Smink and Mul, {Veronique E. M.} and Robbert Sanderman and Schroevers, {Maya J.}",
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language = "English",
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T1 - The role of mindfulness and self-compassion in depressive symptoms and affect

T2 - A Comparison between Cancer Patients and Healthy Controls

AU - van der Donk, Loek J.

AU - Fleer, Joke

AU - Tovote, Annika

AU - Ranchor, Adelita V.

AU - Smink, Ans

AU - Mul, Veronique E. M.

AU - Sanderman, Robbert

AU - Schroevers, Maya J.

PY - 2020/4

Y1 - 2020/4

N2 - Objectives Mindfulness and self-compassion are related to psychological well-being and can be regarded as personal resources. It is, however, unclear whether these resources are always beneficial (direct effect) or only in stressful circumstances (buffer effect). We therefore examined whether mindfulness and self-compassion are equally or more strongly related to depressive symptoms and affect in cancer patients, compared to healthy controls. Methods Using a case-control design, 245 cancer patients were matched to 245 healthy controls (without chronic somatic comorbidities). Both groups filled out questionnaires concerning mindfulness (Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire), self-compassion (Self-Compassion Scale), depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale), and affect (Positive and Negative Affect Scale). Using correlation and regression analyses, we examined within both groups the associations for mindfulness (i.e., total score and five facets) and self-compassion (i.e., total score, two factors and six facets) with depressive symptoms and affect. Results Mindfulness and self-compassion were equally strongly related to depressive symptoms and affect in cancer patients versus healthy controls. Mindfulness facets Act with awareness and Non-judgment were strongly related to depressive symptoms, negative affect, and the negative self-compassion factor. In contrast, mindfulness facets Describe and Observe were strongly related to positive affect and the positive self-compassion factor. When distinguishing the six self-compassion facets, Isolation and Mindfulness were strongly related to depressive symptoms, Over-identification to negative affect, and Mindfulness to positive affect. Conclusions Results suggest that mindfulness and self-compassion are basic human personal resources associated with psychological functioning, regardless of the presence or absence of stressful life experiences.

AB - Objectives Mindfulness and self-compassion are related to psychological well-being and can be regarded as personal resources. It is, however, unclear whether these resources are always beneficial (direct effect) or only in stressful circumstances (buffer effect). We therefore examined whether mindfulness and self-compassion are equally or more strongly related to depressive symptoms and affect in cancer patients, compared to healthy controls. Methods Using a case-control design, 245 cancer patients were matched to 245 healthy controls (without chronic somatic comorbidities). Both groups filled out questionnaires concerning mindfulness (Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire), self-compassion (Self-Compassion Scale), depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale), and affect (Positive and Negative Affect Scale). Using correlation and regression analyses, we examined within both groups the associations for mindfulness (i.e., total score and five facets) and self-compassion (i.e., total score, two factors and six facets) with depressive symptoms and affect. Results Mindfulness and self-compassion were equally strongly related to depressive symptoms and affect in cancer patients versus healthy controls. Mindfulness facets Act with awareness and Non-judgment were strongly related to depressive symptoms, negative affect, and the negative self-compassion factor. In contrast, mindfulness facets Describe and Observe were strongly related to positive affect and the positive self-compassion factor. When distinguishing the six self-compassion facets, Isolation and Mindfulness were strongly related to depressive symptoms, Over-identification to negative affect, and Mindfulness to positive affect. Conclusions Results suggest that mindfulness and self-compassion are basic human personal resources associated with psychological functioning, regardless of the presence or absence of stressful life experiences.

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KW - Depressive symptoms

KW - Affect

KW - Case-control

KW - STRESS REDUCTION INTERVENTION

KW - QUALITY-OF-LIFE

KW - DISPOSITIONAL MINDFULNESS

KW - PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES

KW - SOCIAL SUPPORT

KW - ASSOCIATION

KW - VALIDATION

KW - SCALE

KW - QUESTIONNAIRE

KW - INDIVIDUALS

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DO - 10.1007/s12671-019-01298-1

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VL - 11

SP - 883

EP - 894

JO - Mindfulness

JF - Mindfulness

SN - 1868-8527

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