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The effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction for school teachers: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

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The effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction for school teachers : a cluster-randomized controlled trial. / Bonde, Emilie H; Fjorback, Lone O; Frydenberg, Morten et al.

I: European Journal of Public Health, Bind 32, Nr. 2, 04.2022, s. 246-253.

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Bonde, Emilie H ; Fjorback, Lone O ; Frydenberg, Morten et al. / The effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction for school teachers : a cluster-randomized controlled trial. I: European Journal of Public Health. 2022 ; Bind 32, Nr. 2. s. 246-253.

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title = "The effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction for school teachers: a cluster-randomized controlled trial",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Teaching has been found to be one of the most stressful occupations. Hence, current interest in reducing stress and enhancing the well-being of teachers is strong. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is documented to be effective in reducing stress and increasing well-being. This study investigated the effectiveness of delivering MBSR to lower secondary school teachers as a part of a teacher-training programme.METHODS: This study was a nested trial within the parallel cluster-randomized controlled trial, Stress-free Everyday LiFe for Children and Adolescents REsearch (SELFCARE). Schools were recruited from all five geographical regions in Denmark between May 2018 and May 2019. One to three teachers from each school were allowed to participate. At baseline, 110 schools, representing 191 lower secondary school teachers, were cluster-randomized to intervention or a wait-list control group. The intervention group received MBSR during 2019 and the wait-list control group during 2020. Data were collected at baseline and after 3 and 6 months. The primary outcome was measured by Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Data were analyzed using a mixed-effect linear regression model and bootstrapped for cluster effects.RESULTS: At 3 months, the intervention group statistically significantly reduced their PSS score 1.7 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.04-3.3] points more than did the wait-list control group. At 6 months, the intervention group had statistically significantly reduced their mean PSS score 2.1 (95% CI: 0.5-3.8) points more than the wait-list control group.CONCLUSION: It is possible to reduce perceived stress among lower secondary school teachers by delivering MBSR as part of a teacher-training programme.",
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T1 - The effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction for school teachers

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AU - Bonde, Emilie H

AU - Fjorback, Lone O

AU - Frydenberg, Morten

AU - Juul, Lise

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N2 - BACKGROUND: Teaching has been found to be one of the most stressful occupations. Hence, current interest in reducing stress and enhancing the well-being of teachers is strong. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is documented to be effective in reducing stress and increasing well-being. This study investigated the effectiveness of delivering MBSR to lower secondary school teachers as a part of a teacher-training programme.METHODS: This study was a nested trial within the parallel cluster-randomized controlled trial, Stress-free Everyday LiFe for Children and Adolescents REsearch (SELFCARE). Schools were recruited from all five geographical regions in Denmark between May 2018 and May 2019. One to three teachers from each school were allowed to participate. At baseline, 110 schools, representing 191 lower secondary school teachers, were cluster-randomized to intervention or a wait-list control group. The intervention group received MBSR during 2019 and the wait-list control group during 2020. Data were collected at baseline and after 3 and 6 months. The primary outcome was measured by Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Data were analyzed using a mixed-effect linear regression model and bootstrapped for cluster effects.RESULTS: At 3 months, the intervention group statistically significantly reduced their PSS score 1.7 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.04-3.3] points more than did the wait-list control group. At 6 months, the intervention group had statistically significantly reduced their mean PSS score 2.1 (95% CI: 0.5-3.8) points more than the wait-list control group.CONCLUSION: It is possible to reduce perceived stress among lower secondary school teachers by delivering MBSR as part of a teacher-training programme.

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KW - Child

KW - Humans

KW - Mindfulness

KW - School Teachers

KW - Schools

KW - Stress, Psychological/prevention & control

KW - Waiting Lists

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EP - 253

JO - European Journal of Public Health

JF - European Journal of Public Health

SN - 1101-1262

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