Training in meditation and mindfulness practices brings long-term progress in mental health and quality of life for patients with phlogistic bowel diseases (IBD), says a study.
“Our study provides support for the workability acceptability, and effectiveness of a tailored mindfulness-based group intervention for patients with IBD,” said David Castle, psychiatrist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
The study evaluated a mindfulness-based stress lower (MBSR) programme for patients with IBD.
The researchers included 60 adults with average age of 36 years. While one group participated in the MBSR schedule, the control group did not.
The schedule included guided meditations, exercises designed to gain mindfulness in daily life, and group debatable of challenges and experiences.
The MBSR participants had greater lower in aftercare and depression scores, as well as reform in physical and psychological quality of life.