Effect of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention Program on Comprehensive Mental Health Problems of Chinese Undergraduates.

Effect of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention Program on Comprehensive Mental Health Problems of Chinese Undergraduates. Community Ment Health J. 2019 Jun 05;: Authors: Liu X Abstract How best to support mental health of young people is an important public health challenge. More empirical researches are need to examine the relationship between mindfulness-based interventions and mental health in China. The present study reports results from a quasi-experiment following a one-group repeated-measures design which investigated the impact of a standard 8-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) program in 81 Chinese undergraduates (14 males, 67 females, age 20.35 ± 1.35 years). Data was collected using the Symptom Check List 90 (SCL90) at baseline, week 3, week 6 and week 8 in order to examine the trajectory of mental health changes during the MBCT training. The repeated measures analysis of variance showed that the decrease was significant in the scores of somatization (F = 13.432, P 
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research

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