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Affective Responses to Laboratory Stressors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Comparison of Mindfulness-based Emotion Regulation and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions

Abstract This study examined whether cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness interventions affect positive (PA) and negative affect (NA) reports for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) before, during, and after stress induction. The study also investigated the effects of a history of recurrent depression on intervention effects and testing effects due to the Solomon-6 study design utilized. The 144 RA patients were assessed for a history of major depressive episodes by diagnostic interview and half of the participants completed a laboratory study before the intervention began. The RA patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatments: cognitive behavioral therapy for pain (P), mindfulness meditation and emotion regulation therapy (M), or ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Arewasikporn, Anne (Author) / Zautra, Alex J (Advisor) / Davis, Mary C (Committee member) / Karoly, Paul (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Psychology / Health sciences
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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