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Title: Mindfulness-based stress reduction in relation to quality of life, mood, symptoms of stress and levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and melatonin in breast and prostate cancer outpatients
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: L. E. Carlson
M. Speca
K. D. Patel
E. Goodey

Description: This medical study looked at the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR) on the mood, quality of life, levels of stress and cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) and melatonin in patients with early stage breast or prostate cancer. A significant improvement in quality of life, stress level, and sleep was found, however there was no correlation between these improvements and the amount time in program attendance or home practice. Some changes were found in the level or cortisol were found in some patients, but no major changes of DHEAS or melatonin were observed. The researchers conclude MBSR did contribute to an enhanced quality of life and may have meaningful effects on hormones associated with stress. (Zach Rowinski 2005-02-13)

Publisher Place: Oxford
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
United Kingdom
Publisher URL: http://www.ispne.org/
Published Date: 2004
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6TBX-48F5G7W-1/2/666b7524556298d4fec3daff4725e0fa
Subject: Clinical study
Prostate cancer
Breast cancer
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Stress hormones
Pituitary gland
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Mindfulness Meditation
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Clinical Studies on Meditation
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Mindfulness Based Interventions
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03064530
Source: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Source Editor: Robert Dantzer
Ned H. Kalin
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 29
Source Number: 4
Source Page Numbers: 448-474
Start Date: 1975
Frequency of publication: More than four times a year
Submissions: Information for authors
ISBN/ISSN: 0306-4530

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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-25 14:53:57
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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