A Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Low-Income African American Women with Depressive Symptoms Delivered by an Experienced Instructor Versus a Novice Instructor

Inger E Burnett-Zeigler, Sunghyun Hong, Elizabeth M. Waldron*, Carly Maletich, Amy Yang, Judith Tedlie Moskowitz

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Introduction: In the present study, the authors pilot a streamlined mindfulness teacher training protocol for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) staff and examine the distribution and variability of psychologic outcomes for participants in groups led by an experienced instructor compared to a FQHC staff instructor who received the streamlined training. Methods: Seventy-four adult women aged 18-65 with depressive symptoms enrolled to participate in the 8-week group mindfulness intervention led by an experienced instructor (N = 33) or a novice instructor (N = 41). The effect of instructor on the outcomes depression, stress, mindfulness, functioning, well-being, and depression stigma was assessed at baseline, 8, and 16 weeks. Results: Depressive symptoms and stress significantly decreased, and mindfulness significantly increased in the experienced and novice instructor groups. In the novice instructor group, there was also a significant increase in well-being and functioning. The change in depressive symptoms, stress, functioning, and well-being was significantly greater in the novice instructor group than the experienced instructor groups. Conclusions: Preliminary data suggest that health care staff who receive streamlined training to deliver mindfulness-based interventions have comparable outcomes as experienced instructors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-708
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Keywords

  • depression
  • disadvantaged
  • mental health
  • mindfulness
  • race/ethnicity
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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