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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 Feb;34:30-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.10.015. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

The effects of Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction (IBSR) on mental health and well-being among a non-clinical sample.

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1
Center of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Institute of Oncology at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel; The Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2
Center of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Institute of Oncology at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel; The Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Electronic address: Shaharl@tlvmc.gov.il.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Mental problems are highly common among the general population. Mind-body interventions were found to be highly effective in treating them. The current study assessed the effect of Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction (IBSR) meditation on psychological parameters in a general population sample.

METHODS:

Ninety-seven Participants enrolled in a 28-day workshop and completed a set of self-administered measures before and after the workshop. Outcome measures included Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomology-Self Report (QIDS-SR16), Outcome Questionnaire OQ-45.2, The Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Form (STAI), State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) (State), Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS), Eating Attitudes Test (EAT).

RESULTS:

BDI scale decreased significantly before and after the intervention. QIDS scale improved significantly from T1 to T2 (p < 0.001). Outcome questionnaire decreased significantly at T2. Quality of life scores improved significantly between T1 and T2 (p < 0.001). Anxiety state and trait scores decreased significantly after the intervention (p < 0.001) All the subscales of anger decreased significantly after the intervention (p < 0.001).Subjective happiness improved significantly (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS:

IBSR meditation improved various psychological scales among a general population sample. Further controlled studies should evaluate the clinical implementation of IBSR among the general population.

KEYWORDS:

IBSR; Meditation; Mental health; The work; Well-being

PMID:
30712742
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.10.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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