The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction program on the mental health of family caregivers: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Hou2014TheEO,
  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 Samuel Y. S. Wong and Benjamin Hon-Kei Yip and Anchor T. F. Hung and Herman Hay-ming Lo and Peter Hoi Sing Chan and Cola Siu-Lin Lo and Timothy Chi-Yui Kwok and Wai-Kwong Tang and Winnie Wing-Sze Mak and Stewart William Mercer and S. H. Ma},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2014},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={45-53}
}
BACKGROUND Caregivers of people with chronic conditions are more likely than non-caregivers to have depression and emotional problems. Few studies have examined the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in improving their mental well-being. METHODS Caregivers of persons with chronic conditions who scored 7 or above in the Caregiver Strain Index were randomly assigned to the 8-week MBSR group (n = 70) or the self-help control group (n = 71). Validated instruments were used… CONTINUE READING
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