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      The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy on mental health of adults with a chronic medical disease: A meta-analysis

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      Journal of Psychosomatic Research

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          The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on depression, anxiety and psychological distress across populations with different chronic somatic diseases. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to examine the effects of MBSR on depression, anxiety, and psychological distress. The influence of quality of studies on the effects of MBSR was analyzed. Eight published, randomized controlled outcome studies were included. An overall effect size on depression of 0.26 was found, indicating a small effect of MBSR on depression. The effect size for anxiety was 0.47. However, quality of the studies was found to moderate this effect size. When the studies of lower quality were excluded, an effect size of 0.24 on anxiety was found. A small effect size (0.32) was also found for psychological distress. It can be concluded that MBSR has small effects on depression, anxiety and psychological distress in people with chronic somatic diseases. Integrating MBSR in behavioral therapy may enhance the efficacy of mindfulness based interventions. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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          Journal
          Journal of Psychosomatic Research
          Journal of Psychosomatic Research
          Elsevier BV
          00223999
          June 2010
          June 2010
          : 68
          : 6
          : 539-544
          Article
          10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.10.005
          20488270
          © 2010

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