Volume 13, Number 4 (5-2014)                   ijdld 2014, 13(4): 319-330 | Back to browse issues page


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Ghashghaie S, naziry G, Farnam R. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY ON QUALITY-OF-LIFE IN OUTPATIENTS WITH DIABETES. ijdld. 2014; 13 (4) :319-330
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1- 1. Department of Clinical Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Fars, Iran , sghashghaie@yahoo.com
2- 1. Department of Clinical Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Fars, Iran
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Background: Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common and expensive chronic disorders, which produce lots of limitation in patients' activities. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Mindfulness – Based Cognitive Therapy ( MBCT) in improving the Quality of Life in outpatient with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Methods: In this experimental research, 42 outpatients with type 2 diabetes were selected and matched according to age and sex. Then patients were assigned randomly to experimental and control group. Ware & Sherbourne quality of life questionnaire was performed for both groups in pre-test and post-test sessions. The experimental group participated in 8 sessions of MBCT course which was held once a week and each session lasted for 2 hours. Univariate and multivariate analysis of covariance (with controlling for pre-test scores) were applied to data. Results: There was significant difference between experimental and control groups in post test scores of quality of life and all of its scales. Experimental group acquired higher scores. Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that MBCT can improve the quality of life in diabetic patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/09/13 | Accepted: 2014/09/13 | Published: 2014/09/13

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