Impact of mindfulness on stress in workers of a university in southern lima

Luis A. Oblitas Guadalupe, José Anicama Gómez, Luz S. Bayona Oré, Ciro E. Bazán Navarro, Fernando R. Ferrel Ortega, Nicolás A. Núñez Gómez

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Abstract

© 2019, Universidad del Norte. All rights reserved. Objetive: To assess the impacto of a mindfulness program on physiological stress. emotional distress, perceived stress, and work stress in a group of workers. Material and methods: 28 universiy workers (employees and teachers) participated, who had registered high levels of work stress in a previous institutional evaluation. The program consisted of six training sessions in mindfulness once a week and with two hours per sessions (12 hours in total) with the techniques of mindfulness in breathing, in the body (body scan), thinking, emotions and break. Biofeedback measurements were used to evaluate five physiological stress indicators and three tests to measures. Results: blood volumen in the skin (d = 0.8), blood pulse (d = 0.8) and frequency of abdo-minal breathing (d = 0.9), emotional distess (d = 0.9), perceived stress (d = 0.7) and work stress (d = 0.6). Conclusión: mindfulness had a significant impact on stress reduction in university workers.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)238-249
Number of pages12
JournalSalud Uninorte
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

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    Oblitas Guadalupe, L. A., Gómez, J. A., Bayona Oré, L. S., Bazán Navarro, C. E., Ferrel Ortega, F. R., & Núñez Gómez, N. A. (2019). Impact of mindfulness on stress in workers of a university in southern lima. Salud Uninorte, 238-249.