This study proposed an exploration of the effects of the mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR) in noninstitutionalized older adults. MBSR is an 8-week program based on rigorous and systematic training in mindfulness meditation techniques. This study explored the MBSR program as a holistic intervention for older adults. Using a mixed-method and integral methodological approach, the researcher blended both quantitative and qualitative research methods of data collection and data analysis. Quantitative methods were used to measure the effects of the MBSR in terms of mindfulness, well-being (subjective and psychological well-being), death perspectives, psychological and physical symptoms, cognitive performance, spirituality, and spiritual well-being. Qualitative methods were based on heuristic inquiry that was used to explore the lived experience of the MBSR program and its impact in elders’ experience of aging, well-being, physical health, and spirituality.
|Commitee:||Judy, Ruth, Shapiro, Shauna|
|School:||Institute of Transpersonal Psychology|
|Department:||Global Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 74/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Aging, Psychology, Spirituality, Physiological psychology|
|Keywords:||Aging, Mindfulness-based stress reduction, Neuropsychological performance, Physical health, Psychological well-being, Spiritual development|
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