Lida Sabagh Kermani (M.Sc)1, Masoud Fazilat-Pour (Ph.D)*2, S. M. Hossein Mousavi Nasab (Ph.D)1, Hossein Ali Ebrahimi Mimand (Ph.D) * 3
1 – Dept. of Psychology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
2 - Dept. of psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
3- Kerman Neurology Research Center [KNRC], Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Introduction: The present study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness-integrated cognitive behaviour therapy on emotional states (depression, anxiety, & stress) and quality of life (physical health and mental health) of adults with multiple sclerosis.
Materials and Methods: The studied population included all patients who referred to Kerman MS society among them 30 patients were selected using purposive sampling method and they were divided by random into the intervention group of MiCBT and a control group. Depression, Anxiety, stress scale (DASS-21) and quality of life of people with MS [MSQOL-54] questionnaire was employed as the measurement tool.
Results: Results showed that physical health, mental health and quality of life, in general, was significantly increased and depression, anxiety, stress were significantly decreased in the MiCBT group when compared with the control group.
Conclusion: As a result, mindfulness-integrated cognitive behaviour therapy is suggested as an effective intervention in decreasing psychological problems of people with MS, including depression, anxiety and stress and in improving their quality of life.
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