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Mbsr effectiveness in HK


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Mbsr effectiveness in HK

  1. 1. MBSR Effectiveness in HK Study Design <ul><li>Pre-, post-, (N=21), 5 month follow-up (N=13) </li></ul><ul><li>SCL-90-R measures psychological symptoms in community, medical and psychiatric respondents </li></ul><ul><li>Measures of changes in lifestyle and health attitudes and behaviours </li></ul>
  2. 2. Participants <ul><li>15 females, 6 males, aged 22 – 62 years </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting conditions: cancer, anxiety & panic, depression, quadraplegia, chronic pain </li></ul><ul><li>Occupations: police, HR, IT, medical doctor, post-graduate students, legal, teachers, housewives </li></ul>
  3. 3. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=12 T=2.25*
  4. 4. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=10 T=3.23**
  5. 5. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=11 T=3.96**
  6. 6. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=10 T=2.81*
  7. 7. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=11 T=2.66*
  8. 8. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=12 T=2.18*
  9. 9. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=12 T=3.87**
  10. 10. Results SCL-90-R Pre-FU N=9 T=2.46*
  11. 11. Lifestyle Changes at 5 Month Follow-up <ul><li>86% still meditating more than once a week </li></ul><ul><li>62% still doing yoga more than once a week </li></ul><ul><li>92 % using awareness of breath in daily life more than 3 times per week </li></ul><ul><li>92 % regularly bringing mindful awareness to routine activities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Health Attitude & Behaviour Changes at 5 Month Follow-up 85 Feeling hopeful 77 Feeling self-confident 77 Believing that I can improve my health 77 Actually taking better care of myself 92 Know to take better care of myself % Participants rating +ve change due to MBSR
  13. 13. Health Attitude & Behaviour Changes at 5 Month Follow-up 85 Correcting –ve habits & self-destructive behaviours 92 Ability to handle stressful situations appropriately 92 Awareness of stressful situations as they happen 85 Awareness of what is stressful in my life 92 Feeling assertive, able to express needs & feelings % Participants rating +ve change due to MBSR