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Effects of mindfulness meditation on occupational functioning and health care utilization in individuals with anxiety.

by Mete, Mihriye.
Citation: Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 95:7-11, 2017 Apr.Journal: Journal of psychosomatic research.Published: 2017ISSN: 0022-3999.Full author list: Hoge EA; Guidos BM; Mete M; Bui E; Pollack MH; Simon NM; Dutton MA.UI/PMID: 28314552.Subject(s): Absenteeism | Adult | Aged | *Anxiety/px [Psychology] | *Anxiety/th [Therapy] | Attention | Female | Humans | Male | Meditation/mt [Methods] | *Meditation/px [Psychology] | Mental Health | Mindfulness/td [Trends] | *Mindfulness | Occupational Health/td [Trends] | *Occupational Health | *Patient Acceptance of Health Care/px [Psychology] | Stress, Psychological/px [Psychology] | Stress, Psychological/th [Therapy] | Treatment OutcomeInstitution(s): MedStar Health Research InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.01.011 (Click here) Abbreviated citation: J Psychosom Res. 95:7-11, 2017 Apr.Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of mindfulness meditation on occupational functioning in individuals with Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).Abstract: METHODS: Fifty-seven individuals with GAD (mean (SD) age=39 (13); 56% women) participated in an 8-week clinical trial in which they were randomized to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or an attention control class. In this secondary analysis, absenteeism, entire workdays missed, partial workdays missed, and healthcare utilization patterns were assessed before and after treatment.Abstract: RESULTS: Compared to the attention control class, participation in MBSR was associated with a significantly greater decrease in partial work days missed for adults with GAD (t=2.734, df=51, p=0.009). Interestingly, a dose effect was observed during the 24-week post-treatment follow-up period: among MBSR participants, greater home mindfulness meditation practice was associated with less work loss and with fewer mental health professional visits.Abstract: CONCLUSION: Mindfulness meditation training may improve occupational functioning and decrease healthcare utilization in adults with GAD.Abstract: Copyright (c) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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