Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) :

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) The use of MBSR in breast cancer patients Lisamarie Pietragallo BSN, RN Maryville University Graduate School of Nursing

What is MBSR?:

What is MBSR? Developed by Dr. Kabat-Zinn Based on Buddhist teachings Threefold approach Body scan Sitting or walking meditation Gentle yoga

Many psychosocial benefits:

Many psychosocial benefits React mindfully to circumstances thereby reducing stress and physical symptoms caused by disease


PICOT I n women greater than age 21 with a diagnosis of breast cancer, how does the addition of an 8 week MBSR program compared to no program participation, affect anxiety, sleep disturbances, overall quality of life and stress reduction, as reported by participants through the use of various assessment scales and tools, within the first 2 years of diagnosis?

Breast Cancer 2011 :

Breast Cancer 2011 More than 230,000 women diagnosed 39,000 deaths 2.5 Million survivors to date in U.S.


Synthesis Eleven relevant studies Most qualitative in nature One used biological markers to correlate to patient reported symptoms

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MBSR Anxiety Quality of life

Lengacher et al. (2012) Clustered Symptoms:

Lengacher et al. (2012) Clustered Symptoms Three Cluster Groups Gastrointestinal Cognitive/ Psychological Fatigue MBSR Symptoms

Mind-Body Healing:

Mind-Body Healing

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