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14-03-2022 | ORIGINAL PAPER

Effects of a Mindfulness Program on Stress and Psychological Outcomes Among Cancer Survivors: a Quasi-Experimental Study

Auteurs: Piyanee Klainin-Yobas, Wee Joo Chng, Neo Kim Emily Ang, Violeta Lopez, Punya Damayanthi Arunoda, Ying Lau

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 4/2022

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Abstract

Objectives

Cancer survivors face multiple challenges associated with cancer and its treatments. This study aimed to examine the initial effect of the Mindfulness-Based Psychoeducation for Cancer Survivors (MindCAN) program, which emphasizes the application of mindfulness to cancer-related matters.

Methods

A single group, quasi-experimental study was conducted from 2018 to 2020. A convenience sample was recruited from a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Eligibility criteria included adult cancer survivors who had finished curative treatments from 2 weeks to 2 years. Power analysis was used to estimate an adequate sample size. Participants attended the 8-week, group-based MindCAN program which comprised two components, education and mindfulness practice. Self-reported questionnaires and physiological measures were used to elicit participants’ responses. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and analysis of variance.

Results

In total, 61 cancer survivors completed the 8-week sessions. Most participants were Singaporean, female, and Chinese. As compared to pretest scores, participants reported significant reduction in objective stress, subjective stress, anxiety, and depression. They also had significant improvement in perceived relaxation, mindfulness, and psychological well-being. Effect size (ηp2) ranged from medium to large (0.06 to 0.40) across the outcome variables.

Conclusions

Our findings suggested that the MindCAN program had the potential to improve psychological outcomes among cancer survivors. Future randomized controlled trials are required to further test the effectiveness of the MindCAN program.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Effects of a Mindfulness Program on Stress and Psychological Outcomes Among Cancer Survivors: a Quasi-Experimental Study
Auteurs
Piyanee Klainin-Yobas
Wee Joo Chng
Neo Kim Emily Ang
Violeta Lopez
Punya Damayanthi Arunoda
Ying Lau
Publicatiedatum
14-03-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 4/2022
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-022-01852-4

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