Dr. Staack discusses significant benefit of mindfulness-based stress reduction for patients post-urodynamics

“We showed in this controlled study that the mindfulness meditation decreases anxiety level and has a positive effect on pain and also on patient satisfaction,” says Andrea Staack, MD, PhD.

In this episode, Urology Times® Assistant Editor Janelle Hart spoke with Andrea Staack, MD, PhD, about the study, “Mindfulness based-stress reduction is associated with decreased levels of patients’ anxiety after urodynamics- A prospective randomized controlled trial,” which was presented at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction 2022 Winter Meeting. Staack is a urologist at Loma Linda University Health and an associate professor of urology at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California.