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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION MEDICINE   2014 , Volume 5 , Number 2; Page(s) 50 To 56.
 
Paper: 

REDUCING STRESS AND ANXIETY IN CAREGIVERS OF LUNG TRANSPLANT PATIENTS: BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

 
 
Author(s):  HAINES J.*, SPADARO K.C., CHOI J., HOFFMAN L.A., BLAZECK A.M.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ACUTE/TERTIARY CARE, SCHOOL OF NURSING, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, PITTSBURGH, USA
 
Abstract: 

Background: Caregivers are a vital resource in the care of transplant candidates or recipients. However, few strategies have been tested that attempt to decrease the stress and anxiety they commonly encounter.
Objective: To test the feasibility of using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques to decrease stress and anxiety in caregivers of lung transplant candidates/recipients who required admission to an acute care facility.
Methods: 30 caregivers of lung transplant candidates/recipients were recruited during hospitalization of their significant other. Each completed the perceived stress scale (PSS) and state trait anxiety inventory (STAI) before and 4 weeks after receiving a DVD that demonstrated MBSR techniques. Participants were asked to practice MBSR techniques for 5–15 min a day for 4 weeks.
Results: The participants had a mean
±SD age of 55.6±13.6 years; 77% of participants were female and 93% Caucasian. The mean PSS and STAI (trait and anxiety) scores of caregivers were higher than population norms pre- and post-intervention. Scores for caregivers who stated they watched the entire DVD and practiced MBSR techniques as requested (n=15) decreased significantly from pre- to post-testing for perceived stress (p=0.001), state anxiety (p=0.003) and trait anxiety (p=0.006). Scores for those who watched some or none of the DVD (n=15) did not change significantly.
Conclusion: Caregivers can benefit from stress reduction techniques using MBSR.

 
Keyword(s): CAREGIVER, MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION, LUNG TRANSPLANT, STRESS, ANXIETY
 
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