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Integrating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Proulx, Kathryn RN, MS, CS

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Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs may mitigate the effects of stress and disease. This integrative review identified 21 clinical studies on MBSR interventions. Although preliminary findings suggest health enhancement from MBSR, controlled, randomized studies, the operationalization of constructs, and qualitative research are needed.

School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

Corresponding author: Kathryn Proulx RN, MS, CS, School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Arnold House Amherst, MA 01003 (e-mail: kaproulx@verizon.net).

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.