Researchers came with a study to determine the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based stress-reduction (MBSR) program on quality of life (QOL) and psychosocial outcomes in women with early-stage breast cancer. In this study which involved 172 women, aged 20-65 with stage I or II breast cancer patients , a mindfulness-based stress-reduction (MBSR) program, a nutrition education program and usual supportive care were compared on their effect on psychosocial outcomes in women with early-stage breast cancer. Follow-up was performed at three post-intervention points: 4 months, 1, and 2 years.
The researchers found that the MBSR intervention appeared to benefit psychosocial adjustment in these women, over and above the effects of usual care. Link