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Pilot Study: Use of Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Yoga Practices With Low-Income and/or Uninsured Patients With Depression and/or Anxiety
Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
Short Title: J.Holist.Nurs.
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2015
Pages: 289 - 297
Sources ID: 44221
Notes: LR: 20151117; CI: (c) The Author(s) 2015; JID: 8506709; OTO: NOTNLM; 2015/03/10 06:00 [entrez]; 2015/03/10 06:00 [pubmed]; 2016/07/07 06:00 [medline]; ppublish
Visibility: Public
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PURPOSE: This pilot study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness practices, including self-compassion and yoga, on depression and/or anxiety in uninsured and/or low-income patients. DESIGN: The design was repeated measures with one group. METHOD: Patients received 8 weeks of mindfulness training including self-compassion and yoga. Depression and anxiety symptoms, self-compassion, and psychological well-being were measured four times. FINDINGS: Interventions were effective in helping uninsured and low-income patients reduce depression and/or anxiety symptoms. CONCLUSION: This study may have implications for a cost-effective treatment for these disorders. The findings from this study can provide useful information to health care providers.