| 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
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.
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© 2016 I S Mohamadpour, A Pouyanfar, Z Najar, H Jafri, S Rahmani
Received: April 28, 2016; Revision Received: May 22, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016