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Title: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and health-related quality of life in a heterogeneous patient population
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: D. K. Reibel
J. M. Greeson
G. C. Brainard
S. Rosenzweig

Description: This study examined the effects of an 8-week (20 min/day) mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on health-related quality of life and both the psychological and physical symptomology of a group of 126 patients. Pre- and post-intervention measures were taken using the Short-Form Health Survery, the Medical Symptom Checklist, and the Symptom-Checklist 90-Revised. The measures showed an increase in health-related quality of life and decreases in measures of stress, depression, vitality, physical health, anxiety, and distress. A one-year follow up showed that patients had maintained these initial gains. The researchers conclude MBSR can enhance health-related quality of life and may have effects on long-term health. (Zach Rowinski 2005-03-03)

Publisher Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Elsevier/Biomedical
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2001
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0163-8343(01)00149-9
Subject: Meditation research
Stress reduction
Mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Mind-body medicine
Health-related quality of life
Medical study
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: United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01638343
Source: General Hospital Psychiatry
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 23
Source Page Numbers: 183-192
Start Date: 1979
Frequency of publication: Quarterly
Submissions: See Information for authors.
ISBN/ISSN: 0163-8343

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