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The Effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Nurse Stress and Burnout, Part II: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study

Cohen-Katz, Joanne PhD; Wiley, Susan D. MD; Capuano, Terry MSN, MBA; Baker, Debra M. MA; Shapiro, Shauna PhD


This article is the second in a series reporting on research exploring the effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on nurses and describes the quantitative data. The third article describes qualitative data. Treatment group participants reduced scores on 2 of 3 subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory significantly more than wait-list controls; within-group comparisons for both groups pretreatment and posttreatment revealed similar findings. Changes were maintained as long as 3-month posttreatment. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Corresponding author: Joanne Cohen-Katz, PhD, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, 17th & Chew Sts, Allentown, PA 18105 (e-mail:

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.