TITLE

EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE SELF-FOCUS MEDITATION ON ATTENTION, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION SCORES

AUTHOR(S)
LEITE, JOS� ROBERTO; DE MORAES ORNELLAS, FELIPE LEITE; AMEMIYA, TASCILA MARY; DE ALMEIDA, ANNA ALICE F.; DIAS, ARNALDO APARECIDO; AFONSO, RUI; LITTLE, STEPHEN; KOZASA, ELISA HARUMI
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Perceptual & Motor Skills;Jun2010, Vol. 110 Issue 3, p840
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
51901685

Tags: ATTENTION -- Testing;  ANXIETY -- Testing;  MENTAL depression;  BECK Anxiety Inventory;  BECK Depression Inventory;  WECHSLER Adult Intelligence Scale

 

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