EFFECT of PROGRESSIVE SELF-FOCUS MEDITATION ON ATTENTION, ANXIETY, and DEPRESSION SCORES

EFFECT of PROGRESSIVE SELF-FOCUS MEDITATION ON ATTENTION, ANXIETY, and DEPRESSION SCORES

Author Leite, Jose Roberto Google Scholar
Moraes Ornellas, Felipe Leite de Google Scholar
Amemiya, Tascila Mary Google Scholar
Almeida, Anna Alice F. de Google Scholar
Dias, Arnaldo Aparecido Google Scholar
Afonso, Rui Google Scholar
Little, Stephen Google Scholar
Kozasa, Elisa Harumi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract This study evaluated the effects of Progressive Self-focus Meditation with 42 volunteers (M age = 46.0 yr., SD = 14.1) allocated to two groups: one that had weekly 1-hr. training sessions in the practice for 5 wk. and one waiting-list group. Participants were evaluated before and after 5 wk. on the Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, the Digit Symbol subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, and the Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale. After 5 wk., a significant reduction in scores on depression was found in the Meditation group as well as an increase in attention in comparison with the waiting-list Control group.
Language English
Date 2010-06-01
Published in Perceptual and Motor Skills. Missoula: Ammons Scientific, Ltd, v. 110, n. 3, p. 840-848, 2010.
ISSN 0031-5125 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Ammons Scientific, Ltd
Extent 840-848
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/PMS.110.3.840-848
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000279282400014
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32620

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