Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) for improving health, quality of life and social functioning in
adults; A Systematic Review and meta-analysis' by Michael de Vibe, Arild Bjørndal, Sabina Fattah, Gunvor M Dyrdal, Even Halland, and Emily E Tanner-Smith.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is used to improve health, quality of life and social functioning. MBSR has a positive effect on mental health outcomes measured right after the intervention and at follow up. It also improves personal development, quality of life, and self-reported mindfulness.
What is this review about?
Stress and stress-related mental health problems are major causes of illness and disability. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a group-based health promotion intervention to improve health and the way people deal with stress and life’s challenges. The core ingredient is mindfulness training through physical and mental exercises practiced daily for eight weeks. The mindful non-judgmental attitude of being present with what arises is practiced in the formal exercises and in everyday situations.
This review assesses the effect of MBSR programs on outcome measures of mental and physical health, quality of life and social functioning in adults.