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Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Small and Medium Sized Hospital Nurses
Han Ju Bea, Young Eun
STRESS. 2019;27(4):455-463.   Published online December 31, 2019
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The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on Stress response, self-efficacy, emotional intelligence and burnout among nurses.


The study was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design, with 34 participants (experimental group: 17, control group: 17). The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program for Small and Medium Sized Hospital Nurses for this study was conducted in pre-class, in-class, and post-class stages for a total of 8 weeks Data were analyzed with an independent t-test and repeated measures ANOVA.


The experimental group showed significant improvement in stress response (F=3.37, p=.041), burnout (F=3.38, p=.040), emotional intelligence (F=5.10, p=.009) and self-efficacy (F=3.51, p=.049).


The results of this study show that MBSR program is an effective stress management method for small and medium Sized Hospital Nurses. Therefore, the MBSR program is recommended to nurses and health care providers for stress management.


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