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NPWJM 2017, 5(15): 5-10 Back to browse issues page
The effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing perceived stress in patients with MS
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Introduction: The aim of the present study to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing perceived stress in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Materials and Methods: This semi-experimental study with pre-test post-test with the control group. The sample size of this study was 46 patients with MS between 30 and 40 years, which were selected by purposive sampling and randomly assigned to two groups and in two groups (n = 23). The experimental group underwent for eight weeks mindfulness-based cognitive therapy two hours a day. The research tool was perceived stress questionnaire. Data analyzed by SPSS-22 software using univariate analysis of covariance, MANCOVA.
Results: The results showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy resulted in a significant reduction of perceived stress in the experimental group of the patients with MS (P<0.05).
Conclusion: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy reduced perceived stress in the patients with MS.
Keywords: Mindfulness based cognitive therapy, stress, multiple sclerosis.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/04/10 | Accepted: 2017/08/7 | Published: 2017/12/21


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