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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186934/protocol-for-the-mindful-student-study-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-provision-of-a-mindfulness-intervention-to-support-university-students-well-being-and-resilience-to-stress
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Julieta Galante, Geraldine Dufour, Alice Benton, Emma Howarth, Maris Vainre, Timothy J Croudace, Adam P Wagner, Jan Stochl, Peter B Jones
INTRODUCTION: Levels of stress in UK university students are high, with an increase in the proportion of students seeking help in recent years. Academic pressure is reported as a major trigger. Mindfulness training has been shown to reduce stress and is popular among students, but its effectiveness in this context needs to be ascertained. In this pragmatic randomised controlled trial, we hypothesise that the provision of a preventative mindfulness intervention in universities could reduce students' psychological distress during the examination period (primary outcome), improve their resilience to stress up to at least 1 year later, reduce their use of mental health support services and improve academic performance...
November 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181186/an-automated-behavioral-measure-of-mind-wandering-during-computerized-reading
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Myrthe Faber, Robert Bixler, Sidney K D'Mello
Mind wandering is a ubiquitous phenomenon in which attention shifts from task-related to task-unrelated thoughts. The last decade has witnessed an explosion of interest in mind wandering, but research has been stymied by a lack of objective measures, leading to a near-exclusive reliance on self-reports. We addressed this issue by developing an eye-gaze-based, machine-learned model of mind wandering during computerized reading. Data were collected in a study in which 132 participants reported self-caught mind wandering while reading excerpts from a book on a computer screen...
February 8, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174397/-international-communication-in-the-field-of-cardiovascular-surgery
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Shinichi Takamoto
In the recent decade medicine developed far beyond people's mind, as transcutaneous aortic valve replacement(TAVR), Mitraclip et al. As recent development of information technology has changed to real time information system in the world, international communication in the field of cardiovascular surgery has also changed to become large in volume, rapid in time and frequent and convenient in use. The Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery(ASCVTS) which has a major role of international communication in the field cardiovascular surgery in Japan, has developed to become one of the major international academic society...
January 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166848/randomized-control-trial-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-metacognitive-training-compared-with-a-psycho-educational-group-in-people-with-a-recent-onset-psychosis
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S Ochoa, R López-Carrilero, M L Barrigón, E Pousa, A Barajas, E Lorente-Rovira, F González-Higueras, E Grasa, I Ruiz-Delgado, J Cid, I Birulés, I Esteban-Pinos, R Casañas, A Luengo, P Torres-Hernández, I Corripio, M Montes-Gámez, M Beltran, A De Apraiz, L Domínguez-Sánchez, E Sánchez, B Llacer, T Pélaez, J L Bogas, S Moritz
BACKGROUND: Aims were to assess the efficacy of metacognitive training (MCT) in people with a recent onset of psychosis in terms of symptoms as a primary outcome and metacognitive variables as a secondary outcome. METHOD: A multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial was performed. A total of 126 patients were randomized to an MCT or a psycho-educational intervention with cognitive-behavioral elements. The sample was composed of people with a recent onset of psychosis, recruited from nine public centers in Spain...
February 7, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163798/phenomenological-fingerprints-of-four-meditations-differential-state-changes-in-affect-mind-wandering-meta-cognition-and-interoception-before-and-after-daily-practice-across-9%C3%A2-months-of-training
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Bethany E Kok, Tania Singer
Despite increasing interest in the effects of mental training practices such as meditation, there is much ambiguity regarding whether and to what extent the various types of mental practice have differential effects on psychological change. To address this gap, we compare the effects of four common meditation practices on measures of state change in affect, mind-wandering, meta-cognition, and interoception. In the context of a 9-month mental training program called the ReSource Project, 229 mid-life adults (mean age 41) provided daily reports before and after meditation practice...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163797/mindful2work-effects-of-combined-physical-exercise-yoga-and-mindfulness-meditations-for-stress-relieve-in-employees-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Esther I de Bruin, Anne R Formsma, Gerard Frijstein, Susan M Bögels
Work-related stress and associated illness and burnout is rising in western society, with now as much as almost a quarter of European and half of USA's employees estimated to be at the point of burnout. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, and physical exercise have all shown beneficial effects for work-related stress and illness. This proof of concept study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of the newly developed Mindful2Work training, a combination of physical exercise, restorative yoga, and mindfulness meditations, delivered in six weekly group sessions plus a follow-up session...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163795/mindful-aging-the-effects-of-regular-brief-mindfulness-practice-on-electrophysiological-markers-of-cognitive-and-affective-processing-in-older-adults
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Peter Malinowski, Adam W Moore, Bethan R Mead, Thomas Gruber
There is growing interest in the potential benefits of mindfulness meditation practices in terms of counteracting some of the cognitive effects associated with aging. Pursuing this question, the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of mindfulness training on executive control and emotion regulation in older adults, by means of studying behavioral and electrophysiological changes. Participants, 55 to 75 years of age, were randomly allocated to an 8-week mindful breath awareness training group or an active control group engaging in brain training exercises...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161874/mindfulness-and-pharmacological-prophylaxis-after-withdrawal-from-medication-overuse-in-patients-with-chronic-migraine-an-effectiveness-trial-with-a-one-year-follow-up
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Licia Grazzi, Emanuela Sansone, Alberto Raggi, Domenico D'Amico, Andrea De Giorgio, Matilde Leonardi, Laura De Torres, Francisco Salgado-García, Frank Andrasik
BACKGROUND: Chronic Migraine (CM) is a disabling condition, worsened when associated with Medication Overuse (MO). Mindfulness is an emerging technique, effective in different pain conditions, but it has yet to be explored for CM-MO. We report the results of a study assessing a one-year course of patients' status, with the hypothesis that the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based approach would be similar to that of conventional prophylactic treatments. METHODS: Patients with CM-MO (code 1...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156646/results-from-a-train-the-trainer-communication-program-for-oncology-nurses
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Betty R Ferrell, Jo Hanson, Susan Eggly
: 26 Background: Oncology nurses working across the cancer continuum need communication tools in order to navigate between oncology and palliative care for the benefit of patients and their families. An evidence-based communication training course funded by the National Cancer Institute and identified by the acronym COMFORT was provided to 187 oncology nurses across the nation. Launched in 2015, it is the first train-the-trainer communication training course for nurses and addresses communication across the cancer continuum...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156561/a-qualitative-investigation-of-mindfulness-practice-to-support-advance-care-planning-acp
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Ann H Cottingham, Kathleen A Beck-Coon, Paul R Helft
: 15 Background: Despite ongoing attempts to increase ACP in the U.S, a national longitudinal study of patients with cancer found no significant change in participation in end-of-life (EOL) discussions or living will completion between 2000-2012. A key barrier to ACP includes emotional discomfort talking about EOL care preferences. Mindfulness practices facilitate emotional regulation through present-centered awareness and non-reactive coping. In this pilot, an intervention combining mindfulness training, mindful communication skill development, and information about ACP was hypothesized to increase ACP in patients with cancer...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148314/training-in-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-the-history-and-role-of-training-in-a-different-country-and-even-overseas
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Martin J Elliott
This paper presents a personal perspective on the value of training overseas in paediatric cardiac surgery. From personal experience and observation, I argue that travel does indeed broaden the mind and placing artificial constraints on movement of trainees is a negative move. We need to work with others, in other cultures to become rounded human beings. And to be an empathetic surgeon, you need to be a rounded human being.
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138976/intellectual-disability-and-developmental-risk-promoting-intervention-to-improve-child-and-family-well-being
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Keith A Crnic, Cameron L Neece, Laura Lee McIntyre, Jan Blacher, Bruce L Baker
Initial intervention processes for children with intellectual disabilities (IDs) largely focused on direct efforts to impact core cognitive and academic deficits associated with the diagnosis. Recent research on risk processes in families of children with ID, however, has influenced new developmental system approaches to early intervention. Recent risk and resilience processes are reviewed that connect stress, family process, and the high rates of behavioral problems in children with ID that have substantial influence on child and family outcomes...
January 31, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137212/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-dyslipidaemias-in-athletes
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Georgios A Christou, Evangelia J Kouidi, Asterios P Deligiannis, Dimitrios N Kiortsis
The beneficial effects of chronic exercise training on lipoprotein metabolism include a considerable increase in serum high density lipoprotein-cholesterol and a reduction in serum triglyceride levels. These changes are mostly reported in athletes participating in dynamic sports, especially in the endurance ones. Diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidaemias in athletes should follow the main principles of management of dyslipidaemias for the general population, while specific considerations for athletes should be taken into account...
27, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134540/decentering-in-the-process-of-cultivating-mindfulness-an-experience-sampling-study-in-time-and-context
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Adi Shoham, Pavel Goldstein, Ravit Oren, David Spivak, Amit Bernstein
OBJECTIVE: Through intensive experience sampling, we studied the practice and development of mindfulness as a dynamic process in time and context. We focused on role(s) and salutary function(s) of mindfulness and decentering for emotional experience over the course of mindfulness practice and development. METHOD: Eighty-two meditation-naive adults from the general community, 52% women, Mage (SD) = 25.05 (3.26) years, participated in a 1-month, 6-session, Mahasi-based mindfulness-training intervention (Mahasi, 1978)...
February 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131433/the-effect-of-mindfulness-meditation-training-on-biological-acute-stress-responses-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Elizabeth A Hoge, Eric Bui, Sophie A Palitz, Noah R Schwarz, Maryann E Owens, Jennifer M Johnston, Mark H Pollack, Naomi M Simon
Mindfulness-Based interventions have increased in popularity in psychiatry, but the impact of these treatments on disorder-relevant biomarkers would greatly enhance efficacy and mechanistic evidence. If Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is successfully treated, relevant biomarkers should change, supporting the impact of treatment and suggesting improved resilience to stress. Seventy adults with GAD were randomized to receive either Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or an attention control class; before and after, they underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST)...
January 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130195/minimizing-noise-in-pediatric-task-based-functional-mri-adolescents-with-developmental-disabilities-and-typical-development
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Catherine Fassbender, Prerona Mukherjee, Julie B Schweitzer
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) represents a powerful tool with which to examine brain functioning and development in typically developing pediatric groups as well as children and adolescents with clinical disorders. However, fMRI data can be highly susceptible to misinterpretation due to the effects of excessive levels of noise, often related to head motion. Imaging children, especially with developmental disorders, requires extra considerations related to hyperactivity, anxiety and the ability to perform and maintain attention to the fMRI paradigm...
January 24, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129574/effects-of-mindfulness-reappraisal-and-suppression-on-sad-mood-and-cognitive-resources
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Shian-Ling Keng, Elysia Li Yan Tan, Tory A Eisenlohr-Moul, Moria J Smoski
The present study investigated the relative effects of mindfulness, reappraisal and suppression in reducing sadness, and the extent to which implementation of these strategies affects cognitive resources in a laboratory context. A total of 171 Singaporean undergraduate participants were randomly assigned to receive brief training in mindfulness, reappraisal, or suppression prior to undergoing a sad mood induction. Individual adherence to Asian cultural values was assessed as a potential moderator of strategy effectiveness...
January 18, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121650/effects-of-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-on-the-mental-health-of-clinical-clerkship-students-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Inge van Dijk, Peter L B J Lucassen, Reinier P Akkermans, Baziel G M van Engelen, Chris van Weel, Anne E M Speckens
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction training (MBSR) on the mental health of medical students during clinical clerkships. METHOD: Between February 2011 and May 2014, the authors conducted a cluster-randomized controlled trial of clerkships as usual (CAU) and clerkships with additional MBSR in medical students during their first year of clinical clerkships at a Dutch university medical center. MBSR consisted of eight weekly two-hour sessions, comprising didactic teaching, meditation exercises, and group dialogues...
January 24, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116120/distant-delivery-of-a-mindfulness-based-intervention-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-the-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-pilot-trial
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A Bogosian, C S Hurt, D Vasconcelos E Sa, J V Hindle, L McCracken, P Cubi-Molla
BACKGROUND: Psychological difficulties, especially depression and anxiety, are the most prevalent non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. Pharmacological treatments for these conditions appear relatively ineffective in Parkinson's disease. Mindfulness courses are increasingly popular and recognised as effective for managing emotional states, and there is growing evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness courses for people with long-term medical conditions. With this exploratory pilot trial, we want to assess the feasibility of the procedures and processes, including recruitment, most appropriate outcome measure(s), acceptability of type and number of measures, potential nocebo effects, and potential effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a specially adapted distance-delivered mindfulness-based intervention in people affected by Parkinson's disease...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113566/moving-real-exergaming-engines-on-the-web-the-webfitforall-case-study-in-an-active-and-healthy-ageing-living-lab-environment
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Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Giorgos Bamparopoulos, Panagiotis Bamidis
Exergames have been the subject of research and technology innovations for a number of years. Different devices and technologies have been utilized to train the body and the mind of senior people or different patient groups. In the past we presented FitForAll, the protocol efficacy of which was proven through widely taken (controlled) pilots with more than 116 seniors for a period of two months. The current piece of work, expands this and, presents the first truly web exergaming platform, which is solely based on HTML5 and JavaScript without any browser plugin requirements...
April 27, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
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