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Wilson, A., McKeaveney, C., Carswell, C., Atkinson, K., Burton, S., McVeigh, C., Graham-Wisener, L., Jääskeläinen, E., Johnston, W., O’Rourke, D., Reid, J., Rej, S., Walsh, I., McArdle, M., & Noble, H. (2022). Examining the acceptability and feasibility of the compassionate mindful resilience (Cmr) programme in adult patients with chronic kidney disease: The cosmic study protocol. Healthcare, 10(8), 1387.

Examining the acceptability and feasibility of the Compassionate Mindful Resilience (CMR) programme in adult patients with chronic kidney disease : the COSMIC study protocol

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Author: Wilson, Anna1; McKeaveney, Clare1; Carswell, Claire1;
Organizations: 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
2MindfulnessUK, Tauton TA1 1SW, UK
3Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
4Northern Ireland Kidney Patients Association, Belfast BT9 7AB, UK
5Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A OG4, Canada
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-02-16


Kidney disease is often progressive, and patients experience diminished health-related quality of life. In addition, the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and its associated restrictions, has brought many additional burdens. It is therefore essential that effective and affordable systems are explored to improve the psychological health of this group that can be delivered safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study is to support a new service development project in partnership with the UK’s leading patient support charity Kidney Care UK by implementing the four-session Compassionate Mindful Resilience (CMR) programme, developed by MindfulnessUK, and explore its effectiveness for patients with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease or have received a kidney transplant. The study will utilise a quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest design to measure the effect of the CMR programme on anxiety, depression, self-compassion, the ability to be mindful, wellbeing, and resilience, using pre- and posttests, alongside a qualitative exploration to explore factors influencing the feasibility, acceptability, and suitability of the intervention, with patients (and the Mindfulness Teacher) and their commitment to practice. Outcomes from this study will include an evidence-based mindfulness and compassion programme for use with people with kidney disease, which is likely to have applicability across other chronic diseases.

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Series: Healthcare
ISSN: 2227-9032
ISSN-E: 2227-9032
ISSN-L: 2227-9032
Volume: 10
Issue: 8
Article number: 1387
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare10081387
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 316 Nursing
Funding: The study has been funded by Kidney Care UK, grant reference HQ 215.
Copyright information: © 2022 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (