Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Stress Management Intervention for Cancer Care: A Systematic Review
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Stress Management Intervention for Cancer Care
Abstract: 

Cancer is acknowledged as a source of stress for many individuals, often leading to suffering, which can be long-lasting. Mindfulness-based stress reduction offers an effective way of reducing stress among cancer patients by combining mindfulness meditation and yoga in an 8-week training program. The purpose of this study was to inspect studies from October 2009 to November 2015 and examine whether mindfulness-based stress reduction can be utilized as a viable method for managing stress among cancer patients. A systematic search from Medline, CINAHL, and Alt HealthWatch databases was conducted for quantitative articles involving mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions targeting cancer patients. A total of 13 articles met the inclusion criteria. Of these 13 studies, 9 demonstrated positive changes in either psychological or physiological outcomes related to anxiety and/or stress, with 4 describing mixed results. Despite the limitations, mindfulness-based stress reduction appears to be promising for stress management among cancer patients.

Author(s): 
Rush, Sarah E.
Sharma, Manoj
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med
Publication Date: 
8/3/2016
Publication Year: 
2016
ISSN: 
2156-5899
DOI: 
10.1177/2156587216661467
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 27489233

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Sarah E. Rush and Manoj Sharma. 8/3/2016. "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as a Stress Management Intervention for Cancer Care: A Systematic Review." Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine 10.1177/2156587216661467.

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