A Controlled Study of a Group Mindfulness Intervention for Individuals Living With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Kate Neilson, Maria Ftanou, Kaveh Monshat, Mike Salzberg, Sally Bell, Michael A Kamm, William Connell, Simon R Knowles, Katherine Sevar, Sam G Mancuso, David Castle
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (MI-IBD). DESIGN: Treatment-as-usual control versus mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention. METHODS: Sixty patients participated in either the MI-IBD (n = 33) or treatment-as-usual group (n = 27) conditions. The MI-IBD consisted of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction training group. Outcome measures were administered at baseline (before intervention), immediately after intervention, and 6 months after intervention. Primary outcomes included measures of quality of life, psychological distress (depression a..View full abstract
Supported by the University of Melbourne Research Collaboration Grant Scheme.