Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Photo Therapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy (PUVA)

@article{KabatZinn1998InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Rates of Skin Clearing in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Undergoing Photo Therapy (UVB) and Photochemotherapy (PUVA)},
  author={J. Kabat-Zinn and E. Wheeler and T. Light and A. Skillings and M. Scharf and T. Cropley and D. Hosmer and J. Bernhard},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={60},
  pages={625-632}
}
  • J. Kabat-Zinn, E. Wheeler, +5 authors J. Bernhard
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • OBJECTIVE This study tests the hypothesis that stress reduction methods based on mindfulness meditation can positively influence the rate at which psoriasis clears in patients undergoing phototherapy or photochemotherapy treatment. [...] Key MethodMETHODS Thirty-seven patients with psoriasis about to undergo ultraviolet phototherapy (UVB) or photochemotherapy (PUVA) were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention guided by audiotaped instructions…Expand Abstract
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