The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on the Mental Health of Family Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

@article{Hou2013TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on the Mental Health of Family Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Rebecca Jing Hou and S. Wong and B. H. Yip and A. Hung and Herman Hay-ming Lo and Peter S. H. Chan and C. S. Lo and T. Kwok and W. Tang and W. W. Mak and S. Mercer and S. Ma},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  year={2013},
  volume={83},
  pages={45 - 53}
}
  • Rebecca Jing Hou, S. Wong, +9 authors S. Ma
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
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