263450 Effect of Maum Meditation on Power and Well-Being

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boas Yu, EdD, RN, GCNS-BC, FNP-BC, CRRN , School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
A quasi-experimental and longitudinal design was used with the intervention of Maum Meditation sessions facilitated by the principal investigator. The participants were asked to complete three forms of questionnaires: demographic data questionnaire, Power as Known Participation in Change Tool (PKPCT), and Well-Being Picture Scale (WPS). The sessions were provided four times a week, with a duration of approximately 30 minutes. Home practice was recommended on a voluntary basis. A convenience sample (N=21) consisted of university-affiliated persons, students, faculty and staff, who volunteered for the meditation study. When mean scores of wellbeing and power were compared, descriptive data analysis shows definite increase in changes, albeit small, as participants continue their meditation practices from week 1 to week 8; power mean change of 255.29 ( week 1) to 278.78 ( week 8); and the wellbeing mean change of 42.48 (week 1) to 52.11 ( week 8). One sample T-test shows significant change (p= 0.00) in wellbeing week 1 to week 8, with standard deviation of 11.426 and 8.964 respectively. For power, the T-test shows significance (p= 0.00) between week 1and 8 with respective value of standard deviation of 43.542 and 46.816. Nonparametric correlations using Spearman's rho, data week 4 comparison of wellbeing and power shows value of 0.713 with significance at 0.021; and week 8 comparison of wellbeing with power shows value of 0.667 significance at 0.050. There were no correlations found with how many meditation sessions the participants attended on power (p=0.593) and wellbeing (p=1.00).

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate the effect of Maum Meditation on person's wellbeing and a sense of inner power. Discuss possible therapeutic effect of Maum meditation.

Keywords: Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Well-Being

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal investigator of research study on Maum meditation, conducted at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA, where I work at an assistant professor of school of nursing.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.