The vehement COVID-19 pandemic has steered the world into a frenzy of distress and mental health issues. The sharp rise in cases of the virus was also concomitant to an increased stress burden of health care workers, as well as a greater potential for psychological trauma. To measure the effects of a mobile mindful meditation application on the stress levels of health care workers in such drastic times, a research project was conducted.
Exploring the effects of a mobile mindful meditation, researchers conducted a study to measure the effect on stress levels in health care workers. The participants listened to the meditation audio for 20-30 minutes daily for thirty days and then completed Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale to assess their perceived stress levels.
The objective of this was to determine if the meditative app had any positive or negative effects on the mental and emotional well-being of the participants. Uncovering creativity and development, this study served as an insightful exploration into the abilities of a meditation app in helping health care workers manage their daily stressors.
Of the one hundred people observed during the study, there was a significant drop in perceived stress levels between the two groups. Before the mindful meditation application was implemented, their pretest scores indicated moderate to high stress levels. After the intervention, their scores went down and displayed signs of low stress.
Enhancing the psychological well-being of healthcare providers has innumerable advantages. Besides bolstering mental health, a decrease in stress can lead to improved patient care. Overall, utilizing mindful meditation apps for healthcare workers provides a range of benefits both for themselves and for those under their care.