Mindfulness-based yoga as an intervention to manage stress and burnout. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Holistic Nursing in Practice: Mindfulness-Based Yoga as an Intervention to Manage Stress and Burnout.
J Holist Nurs. 2020 May 27:898010120921587. Epub 2020 May 27. PMID: 32460584
PURPOSE: Effects of a mindfulness-based (MB) yoga practice on stress, burnout, and indicators of well-being among nurses and health care professionals (HCPs).
DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial, 80 HCPs assigned to either MB yoga intervention or control group.
METHOD: The MB yoga intervention group ( = 41) attended weekly yoga classes and practiced yoga independently. The control group ( = 39) did not receive the yoga intervention. Study participants completed pre- and postintervention questionnaires, instruments included (a) Perceived Stress Scale; (b) Maslach Burnout Inventory; (c) Vitality subscale of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36; (d) Global Sleep Quality item, (e) Mindfulness Awareness Survey, and (f) subscale of the Brief Serenity Scale. Diurnal salivary cortisol and blood pressure were assessed pre and postintervention.
RESULTS: Significant improvements ( < .01) noted in MB yoga compared with control for self-reported factors, including stress (Perceived Stress Scale), burnout (Maslach Burnout Inventory), vitality (Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36), sleep (GSQ), serenity/inner haven (IH), and mindfulness (Mindfulness Awareness Survey). Diurnal cortisol slopes and blood pressure were not significantly improved.
CONCLUSION: The MB yoga intervention had a statistically significant effect on the health and well-being of nurses and HCPs, most specifically for measures of stress; perceived stress, burnout, vitality, sleep quality, serenity, and mindfulness.