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The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Family Caregivers: Systematic Review

Caring for patients with various conditions is demanding and stressful and can have a negative impact on both physical and psychological health. This paper reports a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction for the family caregivers of patients with various conditions. There were improvements in the self-rated psychological symptoms, such as stress, depression, anxiety and mindfulness. To conclude, mindfulness-based stress reduction, as a safe and transportable approach, has potential to improve the psychological symptoms in the caregivers of patients with various conditions.

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Additional Titles
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0883-9417
Resource Database
Miscellaneous
Publication Year
2016
Issue Number
2
Volume Number
30
Start Page
292