Mindfulness and Suicide Ideation in Iranian Cardiovascular Patients: Testing the Mediating Role of Patience

Razieh Hashemi, Ahmed A. Moustafa, Leila Rahmati Kankat, Ahmad Valikhani*

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore the mediating role of patience on the relationship between mindfulness and suicide ideation. To do so, 110 patients with cardiovascular diseases were recruited from the outpatient Clinic of Imam Reza in the city of Shiraz in Iran. These patients completed The Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire, Patience Scale, and Suicide Ideation Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Results indicated a significant positive relationship between mindfulness and patience (r =.32, p <.001). There was a significant negative relationship between patience and suicide ideation (r = −.36, p <.001). The results of mediating model showed that patience functioned as a mediator in the relationship between mindfulness and suicide ideation among patients with cardiovascular diseases (β = −.33, p =.005). According to these findings, it can be claimed that mindfulness affects patients’ suicidal thoughts negatively through patience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1052
Number of pages16
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume121
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

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