Volume 24, Issue 4 (Winter 2019)                   IJPCP 2019, 24(4): 370-383 | Back to browse issues page


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1- PhD. Candidate in General Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd, Iran.
2- PhD. in Consultation, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Basic Sciences, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd, Iran. , jajarmimahmoud96@gmail.com
3- PhD. in Clinical Psychology, Assistant Professor, Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.
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Objectives This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on ruminative thoughts, perceived stress and difficulties in emotion regulation of women with type 2 diabetes. 
Methods This quasi-experimental study was carried out using pre-test and post-test design with a control group and a one-step follow-up. Out of all patients with type 2 diabetes and members of the Public Sports Organization of North Khorasan Province, Iran in 2016, 30 individuals were selected via convenience sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Patients of the experimental group participated in eight 120-minute sessions once per week of MBCT. The study data were obtained by using ruminative responses scale, perceived stress scale and difficulties in emotion regulation scale.
Results Results of analysis of variance with repeated measures indicated that MBCT leads to significant decrease in ruminative thoughts (P≥0.01) and difficulties in emotion regulation expect for the knowledge subscale (P≥0.01) in the follow up and in perceived stress (P≥0.01) in post-test.
Conclusion Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy decreases the ruminative thoughts, difficulties in emotion regulation and perceived stress in women with type 2 diabetes.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2017/12/10 | Accepted: 2018/08/14 | Published: 2020/03/10

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