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dc.contributor.authorDemarzo, Marcelo M.P.
dc.contributor.authorMontero-Marin, Jesús
dc.contributor.authorCuijpers, Pim
dc.contributor.authorZabaleta-del-Olmo, Edurne
dc.contributor.authorMahtani, Kamal R.
dc.contributor.authorVellinga, Akke
dc.contributor.authorVicens, Caterina
dc.contributor.authorLópez-del-Hoyo, Yolanda
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Campayo, Javier
dc.identifier.citationDemarzo, MMP,Montero-Marin, J,Cuijpers, P,Zabaleta-del-Olmo, E,Mahtani, KR,Vellinga, A,Vicens, C,Lopez-del-Hoyo, Y,Garcia-Campayo, J (2015) 'The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Primary Care: A Meta-Analytic Review'. Annals Of Family Medicine, 13 :573-582. DOI: 10.1370/afm.1863en_IE
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE Positive effects have been reported after mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in diverse clinical and nonclinical populations. Primary care is a key health care setting for addressing common chronic conditions, and an effective MBI designed for this setting could benefit countless people worldwide. Meta-analyses of MBIs have become popular, but little is known about their efficacy in primary care. Our aim was to investigate the application and efficacy of MBIs that address primary care patients.METHODS We performed a meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials addressing the effect of MBIs in adult patients recruited from primary care settings. The PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) and Cochrane guidelines were followed. Effect sizes were calculated with the Hedges g in random effects models.RESULTS The meta-analyses were based on 6 trials having a total of 553 patients. The overall effect size of MBI compared with a control condition for improving general health was moderate (g = 0.48; P = .002), with moderate heterogeneity (I-2 = 59; P . 05).CONCLUSIONS Although the number of randomized controlled trials applying MBIs in primary care is still limited, our results suggest that these interventions are promising for the mental health and quality of life of primary care patients. We discuss innovative approaches for implementing MBIs, such as complex intervention and stepped care.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipDr Demarzo is grateful to the CNPq - Brazilian National Council for Research and Technology Development for his postdoctoral fellowship (Science Without Borders Programme).en_IE
dc.publisherAnnals of Family Medicineen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals Of Family Medicineen
dc.subjectMindfulness based interventionsen_IE
dc.subjectPrimary careen_IE
dc.subjectRandomized controlled trialsen_IE
dc.subjectComplex interventionsen_IE
dc.subjectPractice based researchen_IE
dc.subjectMedically unexplained symptomsen_IE
dc.subjectCognitive therapyen_IE
dc.subjectPublication biasen_IE
dc.titleThe efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions in primary care: a meta-analytic reviewen_IE
dc.local.publisherstatement"Reproduced with permission from The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Primary Care: A Meta-Analytic Review, November/December, 2015, Vol 13, No 6, issue of Annals of Family Medicine Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Family Physicians. All Rights Reserved."en_IE
dc.local.contactAkke Vellinga, General Practice/Bacteriology, Nui Galway. 5192 Email:

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