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Mindfulness for Medical Students

2018-08-08 16:21:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Burnout is common among medical students. Previous studies had shown that mindfulness based interventions may improve burnout and quality of life in medical students. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is one of the most often used mindfulness based interventions.

Medical students in the Chinese University of Hong Kong are invited to a MBCT on voluntary basis. They will be asked to fill in questionnaire that measures burnout, depression/anxiety, quality of life, and mindfulness at beginning and end of the MBCT. The pre-group and post-group data will be compared and analysed

Study Design

Conditions

Mindfulness

Intervention

mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT)

Location

Lek Yuen Clinic
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-08-08T16:21:13-0400

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