Nervous patients? Study says try meditation in your waiting room
Doctors may do better to provide their nervous patients with a mindfulness app than a TV in the waiting room, with a US study suggesting meditation helps them pay attention to health information.
Some relaxing and mood-altering listening might help them feel calmer, enabling them to better attend to and understand health messages, researchers say.
The University of Michigan psychologists carried out a series of four studies involving nearly 1450 adults in total, carried out either on psychology students, in the lab, or in the general population, online.