Mindfulness based stress reduction study design of a longitudinal randomized controlled complementary intervention in women with breast cancer

@inproceedings{Sarenmalm2013MindfulnessBS,
  title={Mindfulness based stress reduction study design of a longitudinal randomized controlled complementary intervention in women with breast cancer},
  author={Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm and Lena B M{\aa}rtensson and Stig B. Holmberg and Bengt A. Andersson and Anders Od{\'e}n and Ingrid H E Bergh},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The stress of a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment can produce a variety of psychosocial sequelae including impaired immune responses. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a structured complementary program that incorporates meditation, yoga and mind-body exercises. Despite promising empirical evidence for the efficacy of MBSR, there is a need for randomized controlled trials (RCT). There is also a need for RCTs investigating the efficacy of psychosocial interventions… CONTINUE READING
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