The effect of mindfulness meditation on painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults older than 50 years.

Author: Teixeira E.
Affiliation: Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Conference/Journal: Holist Nurs Pract.
Date published: 2010 Sep-Oct
Other: Volume ID: 24 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 277-83 , Word Count: 51

This pilot study explored the effect of mindfulness meditation for diabetic neuropathy. Twenty participants (10 in each group) completed the study. No significant differences were found between the groups. However, differences between the means were found on 2 constructs: pain quality of life and symptom-related quality of life. Further studies may show efficacy.