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Ahmadi-shooli P, Feily A, Behzadipour S. The Effect of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on the Mental Health of Female Patients Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. JSSU. 2016; 23 (10) :989-1000
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-3364-en.html
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Introduction: Multiple sclersis (MS) can involve approximately all aspects of life, which leads to different problems for a person such as psychological problems. Therefore, the present study
aimed to evaluate effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapy on the mental health of female patients suffering from MS.

Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, the study sample consisted of 24 patients suffering from MS, who were selected via convenience sampling method. Once the participants were homogenized in regard withg their age, occupation, and education, they were devided into an experimental group (n=12) and a control group (n=12). The study instrument consisted of the general health questionnaire (GHQ-28). The experimental group attended 8 sessions—each lasting 2 hours—of training on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, whereas the control group did not receive any interventions. In order to analyze the study data, SPSS software( ver, 22) was used via Multivariate analysis of co-variance (MANCOVA).

Results: As the study results demonstrated, the difference between experimental and control groups was proved to be significant in terms of mean scores of mental health and its dimensions (p=0.0001).

Conclusion: The study results supported the effectiveness of mindfulness – based cognitive therapy on mental health of female patients . It can be concluded that this method has ameliorated mental health of MS patients.

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Type of Study: clinical trial | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2015/08/18 | Accepted: 2015/12/19 | Published: 2016/03/12

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