Does mindfulness meditation contribute to health? Outcome evaluation of a German sample.

@article{Majumdar2002DoesMM,
  title={Does mindfulness meditation contribute to health? Outcome evaluation of a German sample.},
  author={Marcus Majumdar and Paul Grossman and Barbara Dietz-Waschkowski and Susanne Kersig and Harald Walach},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={
          719-30; discussion 731-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This exploratory study is the first systematic outcome evaluation to examine the effects of an 8-week meditation-based program in mindfulness in a German sample. DESIGN Twenty-one (21) participants with chronic physical, psychologic, or psychosomatic illnesses were examined in a longitudinal pretest and post-treatment design with a 3-month follow-up. OUTCOME MEASURES Both quantitative and qualitative data were gathered. Emotional and general physical well-being, sense of… 

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