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The impact of mindfulness training for nurses in lowering stress and enhancing well-being

Uzma Noor Shah ,
Uzma Noor Shah

Department of Genetics, School of Sciences, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Karnataka, India

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Shivangi Gupta ,
Shivangi Gupta

College of Nursing, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Betty Koshy ,
Betty Koshy

Parul Institute of Nursing, Parul University, PO Limda, Tal. Waghodia, District Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Objective: This study aimed to determine that a short Mindfulness-Based (MB) training program could assist critical care nurses feel lowering stress and being more in control of their enhancing well-being (WB).
Method: To assess the program's efficacy, a design consisting of a pre-post study with a single group and a quasi-experimental approach was used. This study was conducted in Malaysia at a tertiary referrals facility. The initiative included 40 nurses in critical care that volunteered as a part of a non-probability sample. With at least 79% attendance, 36 people finished the course.
Results: The process is a condensed form of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (b-MBCT), known locally as Mindful-Gym. The b-MBCT is a five-week based on groups course that meets once a week for two hours and includes practice sessions in between. It was distributed as a component of the hospital's ongoing training for nursing staff. The outcomes associated with stress were evaluated using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). In requisites of the results of one's state of WB, the Mindfulness Attention and Awareness Scale and the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) were used.
Conclusion: Participants said that their perception of stress had significantly decreased after finishing the session (PSS: q < .001; s = 0.40), anxiety (DASS-B: q < .001; s =0.33), stress (DASS-T: q = .001; e = 0.53), depression (DASS-E: q < .001; s = 0.35), and happiness (SHS: q = .026; e = 0.53), having an impact magnitude ranging from mild to significant. The findings provide credence to the efficacy of b-MBCT in lowering stress and enhancing WB with nurses working in critical care settings.

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Noor Shah U, Gupta S, Koshy B. The impact of mindfulness training for nurses in lowering stress and enhancing well-being. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 2 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];3:446. Available from:

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