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2017, 19(2): 21-27 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of mindfulness based group cognitive therapy on assertiveness of women with breast cancer
J Hasani Dr , F Emamverdi
Associate Professor University of Kharazmi , hasanimehr57@yahoo.com
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Background: It is necessary to perform psychological interventions for cancer patients with regard to the effect of disease on their different dimensions of biological, psychological, and social conditions. The goal of this research was to assess the effectiveness of mindfulness based group cognitive therapy on the assertiveness of women with breast cancer

Materials and methods: In the frame of a pre- post- test experimental design among patients with breast cancer who referred to Mehraneh charity of Zanjan city, 24 patients were selected using convenience sampling method and randomly were assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group was learned by the fundamentals of the mindfulness-based group cognitive therapy for eight sessions of two hours (once per week). Members of both groups were assessed by Schering’ assertiveness scale in pre-test and post-test parts of the study. The data were analyzed by ANCOVA method.
Results: The results showed that in the post-test, the average score of the total assertiveness in the experimental group (90.80) was more than control group (62.00) and F-value was significant at the level of p< 0.001.
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can be used in reduction of dysfunctional beliefs among cancer patients in addition to medical treatments in oncology ward.

 

Keywords: Cognitive therapy, Mindfulness, Assertiveness, Breast cancer, Women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/29 | Accepted: 2017/08/31 | Published: 2017/08/31
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hasani J, Emamverdi F. The effectiveness of mindfulness based group cognitive therapy on assertiveness of women with breast cancer . EBNESINA- Journal of Medical. 2017; 19 (2) :21-27
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