The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Mental and Physical Well-Being Indicators in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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avatar Hossein Zare 1 , avatar Hamid Poursharifi 2 , avatar Ahmad Alipor 2 , avatar Khadijeh Arab-Sheibani 2 , *

Department of Psychology, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
Department of Psychology, Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran

how to cite: Zare H, Poursharifi H, Alipor A, Arab-Sheibani K . The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Mental and Physical Well-Being Indicators in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014;16(10(suppl)): -.

Abstract

Background: The present study aims to investigate the impact of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on mental and physical well-being indicators in diabetic patients.
Materials and Methods: In the present study is that of experimental, all women with type 2 diabetes in Yazd Diabetes Research Centre were considered as statistical community from which 80 women were selected by random sampling. They completed questionnaire of Problem Areas In Diabetes and diabetes-dependent quality of life questionnaire and then were introduced to lab for blood test. Data was analyzed by SPSS-18 software using t-test for separate groups.
Results: Statistical analysis showed that the scores of experimental group on quality of life and diabetes related stress were significantly lower in post-test compared to pre-test. Moreover, experimental group and control group showed a significant difference in these variables in pre-test and post-test. Also HbA1c level had a significant decrease in post-test of experimental group compared to pre-test of this group. This difference was observed in control group too.
Conclusion: The results showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has positive effects on glycemic control in diabetic patients and leads to well-being and a better quality of life in those patients.

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