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Self-Selection all the Way: Improving Patients’ Pain Experience and Outcomes on a Pilot Breathworks Mindfulness for Health Programme


This Research Poster was presented at British Pain Society national Conference, Birmingham, in 2017. The study investigated the changes in pain experience and quality of life resulting from an 8-week Breathworks accredited Mindfulness for Health programme, for patients experiencing chronic pain. Data was analysed between three direct selection (DS) and three self-selection (SS) groups. Outcomes for the overall sampled showed an improvement in standardised measures. Improvements in quality of life and mindfulness were also reported, as well as positive written and verbal feedback. Groups with a preliminary taster and engagement session, showed greater improvement, within a wider number of measures and better treatment retention.

Categories Clinical Psychology, Medicine, Health and Social Care
Keywords Chronic Pain, MBCT, MBSR, mindfulness, mindfulness courses, multidisciplinary treatment, patient-centered care, quality improvement, service development
Author Alessio Agostinis, Callum Gray, Chad Taylor, Michelle Barrow
Date published 2017
Document type Report
Organisation Health and Community Services
IRR Code IRR/HCS/2017.43710
File Type pdf