• 1 Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2 Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 Behavioral Health Centre, Sunway Medical Centre, Selangor, Malaysia
J Nurs Manag, 2020 Jul;28(5):1088-1097.
PMID: 32432795 DOI: 10.1111/jonm.13049


AIM: To assess the effect of a 4-week mindfulness-based training intervention on improving stress, anxiety, depression and job satisfaction among ward nurses.

BACKGROUND: Previous literature showed that mindfulness-based training is useful for helping nurses cope with stress.

METHOD: Nurses who have mild to moderate levels of stress, anxiety and depression identified from a teaching hospital were invited to a randomized control trial. The intervention group had a 2-hr Mindfulness-Based Training workshop, followed by 4 weeks of guided self-practice Mindfulness-Based Training website. Both the intervention group (n = 118) and the control group (n = 106) were evaluated pre- and post-intervention, and 8 weeks later (follow-up) using the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale-21, Job Satisfaction Scale and Mindful Attention Awareness Scale.

RESULTS: There was a significant effect over time on stress, anxiety, depression and mindfulness level (p 

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