Home > Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for improving health, quality of life and social functioning in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

de Vibe, Michael and Bjørndal, Arild and Fattah, Sabina and Dyrdal, Gunvor M and Halland, Even and Tanner-Smith, Emily E [Campbell Systematic Reviews] . (2017) Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for improving health, quality of life and social functioning in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. London: The Campbell Collaboration. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 13 267 p. DOI: 10.4073/csr.2017.11

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This review summarizes all studies that compare the effect of a MBSR program to a control group intervention, in which the participants had been randomly allocated to be in either the MBSR group or a control group. The review summarizes the results in two categories. First, where the effect of the MBSR program was compared to an inactive group (either a wait list group or one receiving ordinary care also received by the MBSR group). Second, where MBSR was compared with an alternative active group intervention.

Based on this review it is reasonable to consider MBSR a moderately well-documented method for helping adults improve their health and cope better with the challenges and stress that life brings. New research should improve the way the trials are conducted addressing the pitfalls in research on mind-body interventions.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Campbell Systematic Reviews
Date:November 2017
Pages:267 p.
Publisher:The Campbell Collaboration
Place of Publication:London
Volume:13
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Affective and interpersonal education > Skills building

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