Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Caregivers of Lung Transplant Patients: Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

  title={Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Caregivers of Lung Transplant Patients: Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation},
  author={Jess I Haines and Kathleen C. Spadaro and Jongwoo Choi and Leslie A Hoffman and Alice M Blazeck},
  booktitle={International journal of organ transplantation medicine},
BACKGROUND Caregivers are a vital resource in the care of transplant candidates or recipients. However, few strategies have been tested that attempt to decrease the stress and anxiety they commonly encounter. OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility of using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques to decrease stress and anxiety in caregivers of lung transplant candidates/recipients who required admission to an acute care facility. METHODS 30 caregivers of lung transplant candidates… CONTINUE READING

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