Studies related to Anxiety and Meditation

The Effects Of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction On Psychosocial Outcomes And Quality Of Life In Early-stage Breast Cancer Patients: A Randomized Trial

Effect Decrease
Values MBSR (13.9 ± 0.6), UC (16.0 ± 0.6) at four months post trial
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 100
Sex Female
Notes for this study:
"... those who were randomized to MBSR experienced a significant improvement in the primary measures of QOL and coping outcomes compared to the NEP, UC, or both, including the spirituality subscale of the FACT-B as well as dealing with illness scale increases in active behavioral coping and active cognitive coping.

Secondary outcome improvements resulting in significant between-group contrasts favoring the MBSR group at 4 months included meaningfulness, depression, paranoid ideation, hostility, anxiety, unhappiness, and emotional control. Results tended to decline at 12 months and even more at 24 months, though at all times, they were as robust in women with lower expectation of effect as in those with higher expectation. The MBSR intervention appears to benefit psychosocial adjustment in cancer patients, over and above the effects of usual care or a credible control condition."