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Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Workplace-Adapted Mindfulness-Based Programme to Reduce Stress in Workers at a Private Sector Logistics Company: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
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Primary Care Prevention and Health Promotion Research Network (RedIAPP), 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Institute for Health Research (IIS Aragón), 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Mindfulness Consultant, Parenthesis Consultants, 050031 Medellin, Colombia
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Human Resources Department, Sese Group, 50014 Zaragoza, Spain
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Miguel Servet University Hospital, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1643; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051643
Received: 27 December 2019 / Revised: 28 February 2020 / Accepted: 28 February 2020 / Published: 3 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Workplace Health and Wellbeing 2019)
There is a high prevalence of stress in the logistics sector owing to very demanding, fast-paced and unpredictable tasks. Mindfulness-based programmes may reduce stress but require considerable practice. Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a shortened, workplace-adapted mindfulness-based programme for the logistics sector (WA-MBP-LS) for the purpose of reducing stress. A nonblinded, nonrandomised, two-arm controlled trial was conducted. The WA-MBP-LS (n = 32) consisted of six weekly 90-min mindfulness sessions. The control group (n = 36) attended a psycho-educational seminar. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) were measured at pretest, posttest and 6-month follow-up. Differences between groups were evaluated using mixed-effects models. Qualitative methods were used to analyse implementation issues. A 64.2% reduction was observed between initial volunteers and actual participants. Attrition at six-month follow-up was 45.6%. Participants attended a median of five sessions. Decreases in PSS favoured the WA-MBP-LS group at posttest and follow-up. FFMQ played a mediating role in PSS reductions. Barriers were disinterest, lack of programming, work overload and absences from work. Facilitators were curiosity, timing, company facilities and audio recordings. The WA-MBP-LS was feasible and effective in reducing stress, but more efforts to improve the practicalities of implementation are desirable. View Full-Text
Keywords: mindfulness; WA-MBP-LS; feasibility; stress; logistics sector; workplace mindfulness; WA-MBP-LS; feasibility; stress; logistics sector; workplace
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Montero-Marin, J.; Kuyken, W.; Gasión, V.; Barceló-Soler, A.; Rojas, L.; Manrique, A.; Esteban, R.; García Campayo, J. Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Workplace-Adapted Mindfulness-Based Programme to Reduce Stress in Workers at a Private Sector Logistics Company: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1643. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051643

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Montero-Marin J, Kuyken W, Gasión V, Barceló-Soler A, Rojas L, Manrique A, Esteban R, García Campayo J. Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Workplace-Adapted Mindfulness-Based Programme to Reduce Stress in Workers at a Private Sector Logistics Company: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1643. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051643

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Montero-Marin, Jesus; Kuyken, Willem; Gasión, Virginia; Barceló-Soler, Alberto; Rojas, Lynda; Manrique, Ana; Esteban, Rosa; García Campayo, Javier. 2020. "Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Workplace-Adapted Mindfulness-Based Programme to Reduce Stress in Workers at a Private Sector Logistics Company: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 5: 1643. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051643

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