Mindfulness meditation, anxiety reduction, and heart disease: a pilot study
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Mindfulness meditation, anxiety reduction, and heart disease
Abstract: 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans each year, yet the misperception still exists that cardiovascular disease is not a serious health problem for women. Evidence indicates that anxiety contributes to the development of heart disease. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Kabat-Zinn's mindfulness-based stress reduction program to reduce anxiety in women with heart disease. Anxiety, emotional control, coping styles, and health locus of control were compared in a treatment and control group of women with heart disease. Post-intervention analyses provide initial support for beneficial effects of this program.

Author(s): 
Tacón, Anna M.
McComb, Jacalyn
Caldera, Yvonne
Randolph, Patrick
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Family & Community Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
Fam Community Health
Publication Date: 
2003-03
Publication Year: 
2003
Pages: 
25-33
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0160-6379
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 12802125

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Anna M. Tacón, Jacalyn McComb, Yvonne Caldera and Patrick Randolph. 2003-03. "Mindfulness meditation, anxiety reduction, and heart disease: a pilot study." Family & Community Health 26: 1: 25-33.

Wikipedia Citation

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