Research: STINSON and COLLEAGUES,

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Abstract

STINSON and COLLEAGUES, Dishman School of Nursing, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas evaluated the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation upon anxiety.

Background

This quasi-experimental study used a convenience sample of nursing students (n = 49) to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation on anxiety.

Methodology

Students participated in mindfulness meditation sessions and completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory.

Results

A statistically significant reduction in trait anxiety was found in the intervention group (p = .000); state anxiety decreased but not significantly. In contrast, anxiety increased significantly in the comparison group, but progression was not significantly different between groups.

Conclusion

Trait anxiety may decrease with mindfulness meditation.

References

Cynthia Stinson  1 , Eileen Deges Curl, Gina Hale, Stacey Knight, Cynthia Pipkins, Iva Hall, Kelli White, Nancy Thompson, Christy Wright. Mindfulness Meditation and Anxiety in Nursing Students; Nurs Educ Perspect.; 41(4):244-245. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000635. Jul/Aug 2020.

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