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Title: Psycho-endocrine-immune response to mindfulness-based stress reduction in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus : a quasiexperimental study
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: F. P. Robinson
H. L. Mathews
L. Witek-Janusek

Description: A non-random study looking at the effects of a six week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on immunity, the endocrine system, stress, mood, and functional health of individuals with HIV. Natural killer cell activity increased significantly in the MBSR group, while there was no such gain in a comparison group. No significant effects on endocrine, psychological, or health function variables in the MBSR group. The results indicate that MBSR may strengthen the immune system of individuals with HIV, though the authors note that this is a non-randomized study with a small number of participants. (Zach Rowinski 2005-03-03)

Publisher Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Serial Publication
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.liebertpub.com/index.aspx
Published Date: 2004-07-05
URL: http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/107555303322524535
Subject: Meditation research
Immune system
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Medical study
Endocrine system
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: 21st century CE
Language: English
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Source URL: http://www.liebertpub.com/publication.aspx?pub_id=26
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 9
Source Number: 5
Source Page Numbers: 683-694
Start Date: 1995
Frequency of publication: More than four times a year
Submissions: See Instructions for Authors.
ISBN/ISSN: 1075-5535

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