Effect of Progressive Self-Focus Meditation on Attention, Anxiety, and Depression Scores
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2010
Pages: 840 - 848
Source ID: shanti-sources-67686
Collection: Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Depression
Abstract: This study evaluated the effects of Progressive Self-focus Meditation with 42 volunteers (M age = 46.0 yr., SD = 14.1) allocated to two groups: one that had weekly 1-hr. training sessions in the practice for 5 wk. and one waiting-list group. Participants were evaluated before and after 5 wk. on the Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, the Digit Symbol subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, and the Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale. After 5 wk., a significant reduction in scores on depression was found in the Meditation group as well as an increase in attention in comparison with the waiting-list Control group.