Mindfulness-based interventions for adult survivors of sexual assault: A scoping review

Date
2023
Authors
Tilley, Donna
Calloway Young, Cara
Richmond, Misty
Humphrey, John
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Abstract

Under publisher's required embargo until March 2024

A scoping review of literature was conducted to identify and map the breadth of evidence on mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) as a supportive intervention for adult survivors of sexual assault. Out of an initial 37 articles retrieved, five met criteria for review. Three studies used descriptive pre-post design and two used experimental design. Four studies utilized integrated MBI (combined with yoga, art, or aerobic activity). All five reported positive outcomes to varying degrees. The findings of this scoping review suggest that MBIs are a promising intervention for adult survivors of sexual assault, however, more rigorous trials are needed to further enhance the currently limited evidence in this area.

Description
Article originally published in Journal of Sexual Aggression, 1–17. English. Published Online 2023. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2023.2187471 **Under publisher's required embargo until March 2024**
Keywords
Sexual assault, Rape, Mindfulness-based interventions, Scoping review
Citation
This is the post-print version of an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2023.2187471. Recommended citation: Scott Tilley, D., Young, C. C., Richmond, M., & Humphrey, J. (2023). Mindfulness-based interventions for adult survivors of sexual assault: A scoping review. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 1–17. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.
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