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Correlational findings

Study Nyklícek & Kuijpers (2008): study NL 2005

Public:
Distressed adults, the Netherlands, 2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 57
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
At baseline, before the intervention, all participants completed all questionnaires at their homes. After randomization into the intervention and the waiting-list control group, the intervention group started the MBSR training at a meditation center in Tilburg. The current intervention completely followed the standard MBSR protocol as developed by Kabat-Zinn [1]. The training consisted of eight weekly group (15 persons) sessions with a duration of 150 min. In the sixth week, an additional session of practice in silence with a duration of 6 h was included. The intervention consisted of three primary components: (1) theoretical material related to relaxation, meditation, and body/mind connections; (2) experiential practice of meditation and yoga both during group meetings and at home on a daily basis, and (3) a group process focused on problem solving related to impediments to effective practice, day-today applications of mindfulness, and supportive interaction. In addition, a booklet was provided containing information relevant to each week’s instruction. Participants were instructed to practice daily for at least 40 min.After 8 weeks at the end of the training, both participants in the MBSR group and those in the waiting-list control group were asked again to complete the questionnaire set assessing mindfulness, psychological well-being, and quality of life (follow-up). Hereafter, the control group also received the MBSR training.

Correlate

Authors's label
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 MBSR TRAINEES
The training consisted of 8 weekly group (15 persons) sessions with a duration of 150 min. In the 6th week, an additional session of practice in silence with a duration of 6 h was included. The intervention consisted of 3 primary components: (1) theoretical material related to relaxation, meditation, and  body/mind connections; (2) experiential practice of meditation and yoga both during group meetings and at home on a daily basis, and (3) a group process focused on problem
solving related to impediments to effective practice, day-today applications of mindfulness, and supportive interaction.
In addition, a booklet was provided containing information relevant to each week’s instruction. Participants were instructed to practice daily for at least 40 min.

0 CONTROL GROUP Participants in the control group were told that they were on the waiting list. Between T0 and T1 this group did not receive any training.

After 8 weeks, at the end of the training, both participants in the MBSR group and those in the waiting-list control group were asked again to complete the questionnaire set,  assessing mindfulness, psychological well-being, and quality of life (follow-up).
Hereafter, the control group also received the MBSR training.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cw-mq-v-5-e DM = +                  Happiness LEVEL   CHANGE
                 T0      T1        T1-T0
TRAINEES         -6,31   +4,28     +10,59
CONTROLS         -4,01   -0,23     + 3,78
- difference E-C -2,31   +4,51     + 6,81
A-AB-cw-mq-v-5-e D%sr = TRAINEES                           +13%
CONTROLS                           + 5%
- difference E-C                   + 8%