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
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2015
Pages: 289 - 297
Source ID: shanti-sources-69256
Collection: Yoga-Based Interventions for Stress and Anxiety
Abstract: 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.