Acceptability and Generalizability of Forgiveness and Mindfulness Therapy: A Survey

Principal Investigator: Helane Wahbeh, ND, MCR

Forgiveness and mindfulness interventions may be beneficial for people with heart disease and other forms of chronic illness. They are often associated with religious and spiritual traditions but can be discussed in secular settings. However, the overall acceptability and generalizability of forgiveness programs is unclear. This includes whether the public finds forgiveness interventions acceptable and if demographics, cardiovascular health, interventional language, and potential costs, including-to-pay, influences acceptance. This study surveys the general public regarding these aspects of acceptability of a specific forgiveness intervention. Results of the survey will influence research and interventional design of future clinical trials on a forgiveness intervention.