An experience sampling study examining the potential impact of a mindfulness-based intervention on emotion differentiation.
Van der Gucht, K., Dejonckheere, E., Erbas, Y., Takano, K., Vandemoortele, M., Maex, E., Raes, F., Kuppens, P.
Year of publication:
123 - 131
Baseline was one week before the start of the intervention.There were two follow-up assessments after the intervention; one took place one week after the end of the intervention, and a subsequent assessment occurred four months after the intervention. The ESM component occured for 4 consecutive days after each of the assessments.
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Ethics granting body:
Ethics Committee of University of Leuven and Hospital Network Antwerp (ZNA)
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Participants completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) intervention consisting of six sessions of 3 hours each spread over eight weeks.
Days of ESM data collection:
Number of ESM measures per day:
stratified random interval
ESM schedule start time:
ESM schedule end time:
ESM schedule duration:
Type of sample:
Adults who registered to attend a mindfulness-based intervention between September 2014 and April 2016 at the Stress Clinic (ZNA) were informed about the study by email.
A book on mindfulness and a free come-back session.
132 expressed interest, 71 did not take part after being checked for availability during the study and informed about the self-report measures and ESM procedure. The most important reason for not participating was time investment.