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J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul;56(7):721-31. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000209.

Mindfulness goes to work: impact of an online workplace intervention.

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From the The Aikens Approach, LLC (Dr Aikens), Ann Arbor, Michigan; California Pacific Medical Center (Dr Astin), San Francisco; University of Arizona School of Medicine and University of California School of Medicine (Dr Pelletier), San Francisco; The Dow Chemical Company (Dr Baase), Midland; Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology (Dr Park), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and The Dow Chemical Company (Dr Bodnar), Midland, Michigan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study was to determine whether a mindfulness program, created for the workplace, was both practical and efficacious in decreasing employee stress while enhancing resiliency and well-being.

METHODS:

Participants (89) recruited from The Dow Chemical Company were selected and randomly assigned to an online mindfulness intervention (n = 44) or wait-list control (n = 45). Participants completed the Perceived Stress Scale, the Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire, the Connor-Davidson Resiliency Scale, and the Shirom Vigor Scale at pre- and postintervention and 6-month follow-up.

RESULTS:

The results indicated that the mindfulness intervention group had significant decreases in perceived stress as well as increased mindfulness, resiliency, and vigor.

CONCLUSIONS:

This online mindfulness intervention seems to be both practical and effective in decreasing employee stress, while improving resiliency, vigor, and work engagement, thereby enhancing overall employee well-being.

PMID:
24988100
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0000000000000209
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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