Effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions on burnout and self-compassion among critical care nurses caring for patients with COVID-19: a quasi-experimental study.

Publication date: Sep 06, 2023

Workloads in intensive care units (ICUs) have increased and extremely challenging ethical dilemmas were generated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. ICU nurses experience high-stress levels and burnout worldwide. Egyptian studies on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) among ICU nurses are limited, although MBI has been shown to reduce stress and burnout. This quasi-experimental study included 60 nurses working in three hospitals in El-Beheira, Egypt. Participants were randomly allocated to one of the two groups: intervention or control (30 participants per group). The participants in the intervention group (MBI) received 8 MBI sessions, whereas the control group received no intervention. The Maslach Burnout Inventory, the Five-Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ), and the Self-Compassion Scale were used to assess the outcomes. Additionally, demographic and workplace data were collected. The post-test score of emotional exhaustion after MBI for 8 weeks significantly decreased in the MBI group to 15. 47 +/- 4. 44 compared with the control group with 32. 43 +/- 8. 87 (p 

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Concepts Keywords
Coronavirus Burnout
Egypt Compassion
Nurses Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Pandemic Critical care nurses
Weeks Mindfulness-based intervention


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disease MESH oxidative stress
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disease MESH work related stress
drug DRUGBANK Ranitidine
drug DRUGBANK Etoperidone

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