Education for Health

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 105--108

Mindfulness-based intervention for college faculties and students in Brazil


Sara de Pinho Cunha Paiva, Fernanda Freire Campos Nunes, Braulio Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto, Lucas Pires Trindade, Lidia Christina Guimaraes Pereira, Talita Santos de Almeida, Carolina Tornovsky Bridi, Leidiane da Silva Caldeira, Clara Araujo Veloso 
 Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde - Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte, UniBH, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Clara Araujo Veloso
Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde- Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte – UniBH, Avenida Prof. Mario Werneck, 1685 – 30455-610 – Estoril, Belo Horizonte, MG
Brazil

Background: Teacher and students' stress has been a challenge in education. An approach to stress reduction is mindfulness training. The Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has been used to improve the condition of individuals with various health outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine whether MBSR may improve depression, well-being, and perceived stress of Brazilian college faculty and students. Methods: MBSR was performed with college faculty and students from Centro Universitario de Belo Horizonte (UniBH). Participants answered questionnaires (Psychological General Well-Being Index, Perceived Stress Scale, and Beck Depression Index) at the beginning and end of the intervention. A control group of teachers also answered the questionnaires but did not participate in the MBSR intervention. Statistical analyses were performed using paired Student's t-test (P < 0.05 significance). Results: The MBSR intervention positively impacted all conditions measured in the questionnaires in faculty and students who attended the intervention. Faculty and students in the control group had shown conditions being maintained or worsened. Discussion: The MBSR was effective as faculty and students from the experimental group exhibited improvement in general well-being, depression levels, and perceived stress after attending the intervention.


How to cite this article:
Cunha Paiva Sd, Campos Nunes FF, Marinho Couto BR, Trindade LP, Guimaraes Pereira LC, de Almeida TS, Bridi CT, Caldeira Ld, Veloso CA. Mindfulness-based intervention for college faculties and students in Brazil.Educ Health 2021;34:105-108


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Cunha Paiva Sd, Campos Nunes FF, Marinho Couto BR, Trindade LP, Guimaraes Pereira LC, de Almeida TS, Bridi CT, Caldeira Ld, Veloso CA. Mindfulness-based intervention for college faculties and students in Brazil. Educ Health [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 5 ];34:105-108
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