Integrating mindfulness and physical exercises for medical students: A systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Henning, Marcus en
dc.contributor.author Park, TJ en
dc.contributor.author Moir, Fiona en
dc.contributor.author Krageloh, C en
dc.contributor.author Mysko, C en
dc.contributor.author Hobson, J en
dc.contributor.author Webster, Craig en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-08T02:32:14Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.citation OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 3(4):30 pages 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 2573-4393 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45851 en
dc.description.abstract Background: The purpose of this systematic review was to appraise the empirical evidence pertaining to medical students and the integration of mindfulness and physical exercise regimens. Methods: A systematic review was undertaken. Five databases were used to survey the salient literature. Results: The initial search identified 353 potentially relevant articles of which 17 articles were considered for the final review. The findings indicated that the research was mainly conducted in the USA with some research originating from Europe, Canada, Jamaica, and India. In addition, a range of research designs were applied to measure or discuss the efficacy of the integrated intervention. Four key categories captured the essence of the results of our review, namely: (1) quality of evidence and research methods; (2) types of interventions; (3) measurement protocols; and (4) benefits of integrating mindfulness and physical exercises. Conclusions: This systematic review demonstrated that when mindfulness and physical exercises are integrated there are likely to be positive health outcomes for medical students. In the studies that yielded the highest level of evidence it was clear that this combination enhanced mental health, and reduced stress levels amongst students, and the benefits may assist with interpersonal development, such as greater empathetic levels and improved interpersonal responsivity. en
dc.publisher Lidsen publishing Inc. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title Integrating mindfulness and physical exercises for medical students: A systematic review en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.21926/obm.icm.1804027 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.volume 3 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.author-url http://www.lidsen.com/journals/icm/icm-03-04-027 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 755338 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Gen.Practice& Primary Hlthcare en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-10-29 en


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