Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
On-line version ISSN 0717-9227
MEDEIROS U, Sebastián and PULIDO M, Ricardo. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for health care professionals: results from a pilot study in a public hospital in Santiago-Chile. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.3, pp. 251-257. ISSN 0717-9227. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-92272011000300005.
Introduction: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) has shown to be effective for alleviating a wide range of mental and physical symptoms. The present study assesses the applicability and effect of MBSR in a group of health care providers, consumers of medical and psychological care. Method: 12 participants with heterogeneous diagnoses and socio-demographic characteristics entered this educational and experiential program: 9 sessions (27 hours) modality. We assessed change in psychotherapy (OQ-45), quality of life (WHOQOL) and in mindfulness skills (FFMQ). Results: MBSR reduced self-reported symptoms of anxiety, depression, and somatic distress; it increased various aspects of quality of life and mindfulness skills. Discussion: The findings provide evidence that MBSR may act as a beneficial adjunct to outpatient medical and psychological management of health care providers.
Keywords : Meditation; Mindfulness; stress; health care; body-mind medicine; integrative medicine.