Background General practitioner stress is a recognised problem for which
meditation is a potential intervention. The aim of this project was to
evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of an initiative
to train GPs in a set of evidence based meditation skills.
Discussion A meditation workshop for GP wellbeing is practical, feasible and
appealing to GPs. Quantitative feedback from the workshop indicates
its potential as an effective mental health promotion and prevention
Results A total of 299 GPs attended the seminar, from which 293 provided
visual analogue scale on the day. Pre- and post-K10 data was
provided by 111 GPs. The mean pre-K10 score for these GPs was 17.2
(SD: 5.67); the post-K10 score was 14.7 (SD: 3.92), with 25.1% of the ‘at
risk’ participants moving to the ‘low risk’ category. Mean compliance
with meditation was 79.5%.
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