UNF: Meditation-based intervention reduces anxiety, fear and fatigue among breast cancer survivors

UNF: Meditation-based intervention reduces anxiety, fear and fatigue among breast cancer survivors

UNF: Meditation-based intervention reduces anxiety, fear and fatigue among breast cancer survivors

Tampa, FL (June 3, 2016) – A meditation-based stress reduction intervention significantly improved psychological and physical symptoms among breast cancer survivors, a University of South Florida College of Nursing study reports.

The study, led by Cecile Lengacher, PhD, professor and pre-doctoral fellowship program director at USF College of Nursing, found that mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer survivors MBSR(BC) significantly reduced psychological symptoms of anxiety and fear, and physical symptoms of fatigue severity among participants. The intervention also showed improvements in quality of life.

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