Literature exploring burnout and stress among clergy is well-established, but recent research suggests this population may face higher risk for chronic comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease. A northwest priest community approached a local school of nursing requesting blood pressure screening and health promotion through nonpharmacologic interventions. The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of a mindfulness-based intervention on blood pressure (BP) and stress over a time period of eight weeks. Pre-treatment and post-treatment scores and BPs were compared and yielded a statistically significant improvement. Findings from this project inform the nurse practitioner’s care of individuals looking for cost-effective nonpharmacological treatment of hypertension.
Author Supplied Keywords
Mindfulness, Priests, Clergy, Blood Pressure, Disparity, Barriers, Wellness
Mindfulness (Psychology); Meditation--Therapeutic use; Hypertension; Priests
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Moceri, Joy, "Mindfulness Promoting Blood Pressure and Stress Reduction in a Northwest Priest Community" (2019). Nursing Graduate Publications and Presentations. 34.