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The Effects of Two Novel Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on Well-Being

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, April 2015
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Title
The Effects of Two Novel Gratitude and Mindfulness Interventions on Well-Being
Published in
Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, April 2015
DOI 10.1089/acm.2014.0119
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Authors

Karen O' Leary, Samantha Dockray

Abstract

To examine the efficacy of two dual-component interventions, one based on mindfulness and one based on gratitude, to reduce depression and stress and increase happiness levels. Randomized, controlled study with data collected at baseline, 3 weeks, and 5 weeks. Participants completed an online gratitude or mindfulness intervention at home. Self-report questionnaires were completed at home or at work. Sixty-five women aged 18-46 years (mean age±standard deviation, 28.35±6.65 years). Participants were randomly assigned to a wait-list control condition or to either a gratitude or a mindfulness intervention condition. The interventions were used four times a week for 3 weeks. The gratitude intervention involved a gratitude diary and grateful reflection. The mindfulness intervention involved a mindfulness diary and mindfulness meditation, the Body Scan. The outcome variables were depression, stress, and happiness measured by using the Edinburgh Depression Scale, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Subjective Happiness Scale, respectively. All outcome variables improved over time in both interventions group but not in the wait-list control group. Efficacy of the interventions differed between the interventions. These short novel interventions seem to provide a useful way to enhance well-being. Further research in the area is warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 337 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 19%
Student > Bachelor 51 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 13%
Researcher 33 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 31 9%
Other 73 21%
Unknown 47 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 152 44%
Medicine and Dentistry 38 11%
Social Sciences 22 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 6%
Neuroscience 8 2%
Other 35 10%
Unknown 68 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 51. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 November 2021.
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#629,613
of 21,252,842 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine
#188
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#9,052
of 241,688 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine
#6
of 25 outputs
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