Hypertension Analysis of stress Reduction using Mindfulness meditatiON and Yoga (The HARMONY Study): study protocol of a randomised control trial

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — febrero 18th, 2013 — 10:11 under investigaciones

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Hypertension Analysis of stress Reduction using Mindfulness meditatiON and Yoga (The HARMONY Study): study protocol of a randomised control trial

InvestigacionesPor: Kimberly Blom, Maxine How, Monica Dai, Brian Baker, Jane Irvine, Susan Abbey, Beth L Abramson, Martin Myers, Nancy Perkins y Sheldon W Tob.   BMJ Open 2012;2:e000848 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000848

Hypertension (HTN) is a leading risk factor for preventable cardiovascular disease, with over one in five adults affected worldwide. Lifestyle modification is a key strategy for the prevention and treatment of HTN. Stress has been associated with greater cardiovascular risk, and stress management is a recommended intervention for hypertensives. Stress reduction through relaxation therapies has been shown to have an effect on human physiology, including lowering blood pressure (BP). However, individualised behavioural interventions are resource intensive, and group stress management approaches have not been validated for reducingHTN.

The HARMONY Study is a pilot randomised controlled trial designed to determine if mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a standardised group therapy, is an effective intervention for lowering BP in stage 1 unmedicated hypertensives. [Actualizado: 18 de febrero 2013]

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