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| 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

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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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.153/20160303

10.25215/0303.153

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