Dobkin, P. (2007)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has been shown to be beneficial for clinical and non-clinical populations, however little work has been published concerning the processes underlying improvements seen.
Women who had completed medical treatment for breast cancer were asked to complete questionnaires pre- and post-MBSR and were interviewed to gain qualitative data, with the aim of exploring mechanisms underlying changes.
The Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale was found to be a useful process measure to assess changes in mindfulness.
The study corroborated that of Shapiro et al – that over time participants in an MBSR program "reperceive" what they encounter in their daily experiences.
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice (2007) Article in Press Corrected Proof