The moderation of Mindfulness-based stress reduction effects by trait mindfulness: Results from a randomized controlled trial
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 67, Issue 3, pages 267–277, March 2011
How to Cite
Shapiro, S. L., Brown, K. W., Thoresen, C. and Plante, T. G. (2011), The moderation of Mindfulness-based stress reduction effects by trait mindfulness: Results from a randomized controlled trial. J. Clin. Psychol., 67: 267–277. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20761
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2010
- participant characteristics;
- mindfulness-based stress reduction
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has shown effectiveness for a variety of mental health conditions. However, it is not known for whom the intervention is most effective. In a randomized controlled trial (N = 30), we explored whether individuals with higher levels of pretreatment trait mindfulness would benefit more from MBSR intervention. Results demonstrated that relative to a control condition (n = 15), MBSR treatment (n = 15) had significant effects on several outcomes, including increased trait mindfulness, subjective well-being, and empathy measured at 2 and 12 months after treatment. However, relative to controls, MBSR participants with higher levels of pretreatment mindfulness showed a larger increase in mindfulness, subjective well-being, empathy, and hope, and larger declines in perceived stress up to 1 year after treatment. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 00:1–11, 2011.