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Effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) on stress and anxiety among elderly residing in residential homes

Adiga, Kasturi Ramesh and George, Anice (2014) Effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) on stress and anxiety among elderly residing in residential homes. International Journal of Nursing Care, 2 (2). pp. 81-85. ISSN 2320-8651

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Abstract

With the increasing life expectancy stress and anxiety is a public health issue worldwide. It also associated with morbidity as well as disability among the elderly. Screening the elderly for stress and anxiety is mandatory to improve their quality of life. Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool to help seniors successfully manage the physical and psychological challenges of aging in a manner that reduces stress and anxiety and promotes health related quality of life. The present study was conducted among elderly residing in residential homes, Bangalore, to assess the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on stress and anxiety. An evaluative approach with a quasi experimental research design was used. There were two groups in the study each group consisting of 30 samples, selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique. Experimental group participants were provided intervention on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The study findings shows that there was significant reduction in stress (p<0.001) and anxiety (p<0.001) among elderly in the experimental group who received Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness; mindfulness based stress reduction; stress; anxiety; and elderly.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Manipal School of Nursing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2014 04:17
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 04:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140771

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