Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Group Therapy on the Quality Of Life and Hope in the Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

Samaneh Mohamadpour

Master`s of Clinical Psychology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khoramabad, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Azita Pouyanfar

Master`s of General Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Zeinab Najar

PhD, General Psychology, Tarbiate Modares University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Hasan Jafari

PhD, student of Education Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Soheila Rahmani

PhD Student Health Psychology, Azad University Islamic, Karaj, Iran. Behavioral Sciences Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.153/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.153


Background and objectives: The aim of this study was examining the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive group therapy on the quality of life and hope in the patients with coronary heart disease. Methods: The present study was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and follow-up with control group. To fulfill the study, 30 patients were selected randomly and were assigned into experimental (n = 15) and control groups (n = 15). To collect the data, participants of both groups completed demographic information sheet, MacNew Heart Disease Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire and Miller Hope Scale, respectively of coronary heart disease questionnaire at pre-test, post-test and follow-up (2 months after the intervention). Participants of experimental group received eight 90-minute intervention sessions. Results: The results of the multivariate covariance analysis with repeated measures showed that mean score quality of life(P<0.05), hope (P<0.001) in participants of the experimental group had a significant difference compared to the participants of the control group at post-test and follow-up. Conclusion: results showed that mindfulness – based stress reduction treatment can be effective in improving life quality and hope in coronary heart disease. Implication for further research and possible clinical applications are discussed.

Download Full Text
Responding Author Information

Samaneh Mohamadpour @

Find On

Article Overview

ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



Download: 2

View: 287

Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016