Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a stress management intervention for healthy individuals: a systematic review
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a stress management intervention for healthy individuals
Abstract: 

Stress is a global public health problem with several negative health consequences, including anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, and suicide. Mindfulness-based stress reduction offers an effective way of reducing stress by combining mindfulness meditation and yoga in an 8-week training program. The purpose of this study was to look at studies from January 2009 to January 2014 and examine whether mindfulness-based stress reduction is a potentially viable method for managing stress. A systematic search from Medline, CINAHL, and Alt HealthWatch databases was conducted for all types of quantitative articles involving mindfulness-based stress reduction. A total of 17 articles met the inclusion criteria. Of the 17 studies, 16 demonstrated positive changes in psychological or physiological outcomes related to anxiety and/or stress. Despite the limitations of not all studies using randomized controlled design, having smaller sample sizes, and having different outcomes, mindfulness-based stress reduction appears to be a promising modality for stress management.

Author(s): 
Sharma, Manoj
Rush, Sarah E.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med
Publication Date: 
2014-10
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
271-286
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
2156-5899
DOI: 
10.1177/2156587214543143
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 25053754

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Manoj Sharma and Sarah E. Rush. 2014-10. "Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a stress management intervention for healthy individuals: a systematic review." Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine 19: 4: 271-286. 10.1177/2156587214543143.

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