Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Practice; Reducing Levels of Perceived Stress and Increased Mindful Awareness in an Adult Population

  • Makenna Linn
  • Carol Foust CSU Pueblo
  • Jude LaFollette
  • Bethany Kies-Bolema
Keywords: Mindfulness, stress, MBSR


Research on mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs has demonstrated promising results in both clinical and non-clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a MBSR-based program on the perceived stress and five facets of mindful awareness in an adult population. A pre-post study design was used to analyze changes in participant’s perceived stress and mindful awareness after participating in an eight-week program based on MBSR in a community-based setting. Data was collected using The Perceived Stress Scale and Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaires. A paired two sample t-test was applied to determine if any significance difference from pre to post was apparent. The study found a significant increase in each individual mindfulness facet, the total FFMQ score, as well as a significant decrease in perceived stress. These findings align with previous MBSR studies.

Keywords: Mindfulness, Stress, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, MBSR, Adult Population


Applied and Health Sciences