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Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Affect, and Wellbeing among People with Schizophrenia

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Department of Nursing, Yeungnam University College, Daegu 42415, Korea
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College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(22), 11871; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211871
Received: 24 August 2021 / Revised: 1 November 2021 / Accepted: 9 November 2021 / Published: 12 November 2021
Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs have been found to be effective in reducing the stress response and improving the psychological wellbeing of various populations. We aimed to confirm the effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program on perceived stress, heart rate variability, positive and negative affect, and subjective wellbeing of community-dwelling people with schizophrenia. The participants in this study were 26 people with schizophrenia (experimental group: 14, control group: 12) enrolled in two community mental health centers located in Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. In the experimental group, the mindfulness-based stress reduction program was applied once a week for 60 min over 8 weeks. The experimental group showed a significantly greater decrease in perceived stress and negative affect, as well as significantly greater improvement in heart rate variability than the control group. The mindfulness-based stress reduction program was an effective nursing intervention to reduce stress and negative affect in people with schizophrenia. View Full-Text
Keywords: schizophrenia; stress; mindfulness; affect schizophrenia; stress; mindfulness; affect
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Kim, A.S.; Jang, M.H.; Sun, M.J. Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Affect, and Wellbeing among People with Schizophrenia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 11871. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211871

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Kim AS, Jang MH, Sun MJ. Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Affect, and Wellbeing among People with Schizophrenia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(22):11871. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211871

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Kim, Ae S., Mi H. Jang, and Min J. Sun. 2021. "Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Affect, and Wellbeing among People with Schizophrenia" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 22: 11871. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211871

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