The effect of mindfulness meditation on painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults older than 50 years

Holist Nurs Pract. Sep-Oct 2010;24(5):277-83. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3181f1add2.


This pilot study explored the effect of mindfulness meditation for diabetic neuropathy. Twenty participants (10 in each group) completed the study. No significant differences were found between the groups. However, differences between the means were found on 2 constructs: pain quality of life and symptom-related quality of life. Further studies may show efficacy.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / psychology
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meditation*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / psychology
  • Pain Management*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Quality of Life* / psychology
  • Stress, Psychological / therapy*