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[Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Mindfulness and Self-Compassion program to reduce stress and prevent burnout in Primary Care health professionals].

Authors
  • Aranda Auserón, Gloria1
  • Elcuaz Viscarret, M Rosario2
  • Fuertes Goñi, Carmen3
  • Güeto Rubio, Victoria4
  • Pascual Pascual, Pablo5
  • Sainz de Murieta García de Galdeano, Enr...6
  • 1 Subdirección de Farmacia, Servicio Navarro de Salud-Osasunbidea (SNS-O), Pamplona, España. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Servicio de Urgencias Extrahospitalarias SNS-O, Pamplona, España.
  • 3 Sección de Planificación, Departamento de Salud del Gobierno de Navarra, Pamplona, España.
  • 4 Centro de Salud de Mendillorri SNS-O, Pamplona, España.
  • 5 Centro de Salud de Azpilagaña SNS-O, Pamplona, España.
  • 6 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, España.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Atención Primaria
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2018
Volume
50
Issue
3
Pages
141–150
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.aprim.2017.03.009
PMID: 28629886
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
Spanish
License
Unknown

Abstract

To evaluate the effectiveness of a Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Program on the levels of stress and burnout in Primary Care health professionals. Randomised, controlled clinical trial. Training in Mindfulness was offered to 1,281 health professionals in Navarra (Spain) Primary Care, and 48 of them accepted. The participants were randomly assigned to groups: 25 to the intervention group, and the remaining 23 to the control group. The Mindfulness and Self-Compassion training program consisted of sessions of 2.5chours/week for 8 weeks. The participants had to attend at least 75% of the sessions and perform a daily practical of 45minutes. The levels of mindfulness, self-compassion, perceived stress, and burnout were measured using four questionnaires before and after the intervention. After the intervention, the scores of the intervention group improved significantly in mindfulness (P<.001); perceived stress (P<.001); self-compassion: self-kindness P<.001, shared humanity P=.004, mindfulness P=.001; and burnout: emotional fatigue (P=.046). The comparison with the control group showed significant differences in mindfulness (P<.001), perceived stress (P<.001), self-kindness (P<.001) and emotional fatigue (P=.032). This work suggests that it may be beneficial to encourage mindfulness and self-compassion practices in the health environment. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

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