A Yoga and Mindfulness Intervention for Stress, Anxiety & Back Pain in Pregnant Women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148841
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Presentation
Title:
A Yoga and Mindfulness Intervention for Stress, Anxiety & Back Pain in Pregnant Women
Abstract:
A Yoga and Mindfulness Intervention for Stress, Anxiety & Back Pain in Pregnant Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Beddoe, Amy E., MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of California San Francisco
Title:Doctoral Candidate
Co-Authors:Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN
[Clinical session research presentation] Women during pregnancy and across cultures are prone to anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance, and somatic complaints. Some studies suggest that anxiety and psychological stress during pregnancy predict perinatal outcomes such as low birth weight and postpartum depression. The linking of stress and anxiety to a variety of pregnancy and birth outcomes suggests the potential for stress reduction as an appropriate intervention during pregnancy. This research evaluates whether a mindfulness meditation and yoga intervention diminishes stress, anxiety, insomnia and back pain, and increases mindfulness. The process by which pregnant women cope with the stresses of pregnancy including pain, sleep deprivation, and maternal role change can be adaptive or maladaptive.  This study focuses on an intervention women can use to minimize psychological distress and assist them in coping during pregnancy, childbirth, and with their new parental role. The practice of yoga and mindfulness mediation may moderate or buffer the stress response and provide new coping skills. Pregnant women are being recruited and randomized into two groups. The experimental group will attend a yoga and mindfulness meditation group during the second half of pregnancy. The attention control group will attend group sessions to discuss health-related topics. Participant data will be collected from self-report measures, biomarkers, and interview. This pilot study will establish the feasibility for a study with a larger cohort of subjects. Assessments will occur at preintervention (October, 2006), postintervention (November, 2006), and 4 weeks postpartum (by February 2007). We will present RMANOVA for main group differences in stress, anxiety, cortisol, back pain, sleep, and mindfulness variables over the 3 time points. Participant satisfaction with the intervention and intervention details will also be described. Evaluation of the efficacy as well as the feasibility of prenatal yoga and mindfulness meditation intervention as a nursing intervention for pregnant women will be described.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Yoga and Mindfulness Intervention for Stress, Anxiety & Back Pain in Pregnant Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148841-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Yoga and Mindfulness Intervention for Stress, Anxiety &amp; Back Pain in Pregnant Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Beddoe, Amy E., MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California San Francisco</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">abeddoe@baymoon.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Women during pregnancy and across cultures are prone to anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance, and somatic complaints. Some studies suggest that anxiety and psychological stress during pregnancy predict perinatal outcomes such as low birth weight and postpartum depression. The linking of stress and anxiety to a variety of pregnancy and birth outcomes suggests the potential for stress reduction as an appropriate intervention during pregnancy. This research evaluates whether a mindfulness meditation and yoga intervention diminishes stress, anxiety, insomnia and back pain, and increases mindfulness. The process by which pregnant women cope with the stresses of pregnancy including pain, sleep deprivation, and maternal role change can be adaptive or maladaptive.&nbsp; This study focuses on an intervention women can use to minimize psychological distress and assist them in coping during pregnancy, childbirth, and with their new parental role. The practice of yoga and mindfulness mediation may moderate or buffer the stress response and provide new coping skills. Pregnant women are being recruited and randomized into two groups. The experimental group will attend a yoga and mindfulness meditation group during the second half of pregnancy. The attention control group will attend group sessions to discuss health-related topics. Participant data will be collected from self-report measures, biomarkers, and interview. This pilot study will establish the feasibility for a study with a larger cohort of subjects. Assessments will occur at preintervention (October, 2006), postintervention (November, 2006), and 4 weeks postpartum (by February 2007). We will present RMANOVA for main group differences in stress, anxiety, cortisol, back pain, sleep, and mindfulness variables over the 3 time points. Participant satisfaction with the intervention and intervention details will also be described. Evaluation of the efficacy as well as the feasibility of prenatal yoga and mindfulness meditation intervention as a nursing intervention for pregnant women will be described.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:51:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:51:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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