Based on this article:
“Long-term effect of a nonrandomized psychosocial mindfulness-based intervention in Hispanic/Latina breast cancer survivors,” published in 2020 by Elimimian et al.
…Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based group-based psychological treatment in oncology, resulting in reduction of depressive and anxiety symptoms. Internet-based MBCT (eMBCT) has been found to be an effective alternative for MBCT… The aims of this study were to (1) explore whether the strength of early therapeutic alliance predicts treatment dropout in MBCT or eMBCT, (2) compare the development of the therapeutic alliance during eMBCT and MBCT, and (3) examine whether early therapeutic alliance is a predictor of the reduction of psychological distress and the increase of mental well-being at posttreatment in both conditions.
What will be other tools can we use…
In TMT terminology, the conscious awareness of one’s impending death is referred to as mortality salience. Mortality salience is a central concept in TMT, and cognitive and behavioral reactions to it can vary widely, with many individuals reporting extreme anxiety and distress when confronted with the thought of their own death (Kesebir, 2014)
*****Bisseling, E., Cillessen, L., Spinhoven, P., Schellekens, M., Compen, F., van der Lee, M., & Speckens, A. (2019). Development of the Therapeutic Alliance and its Association With Internet-Based Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Distressed Cancer Patients: Secondary Analysis of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of medical Internet research, 21(10), e14065. https://doi.org/10.2196/14065
Explain more why it is a Reliability and validity are used in research studies…tools