The effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing death anxiety in women suffering from coronary artery disease

Ghadampour, Ezatolah. and Radmehr, Parvaneh. and Yousefvand, Leila. (2018) The effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing death anxiety in women suffering from coronary artery disease. jskums., 19 (6).

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Abstract

Background and aim: Coronary artery patiets face to important issues that mental health problems such as death anxiety are some of these problems that majority of patient's experience. Thus, they will cause the reduction of the quality of life and increased risk of death. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing death anxiety in women suffering coronary artery disease. Methods: This study was a semi-experimental, two-group, and three-step study that conducted on 30 women suffering from coronary artery disease that were assigned randomly into 2 groups: experimental and control groups. The experimental group received mindfulness-based cognitive therapy training eight 2-hour sessions and each session in a week. Tool of collecting data was Templer Death Anxiety Scale (1970) and in order to achieve results in the SPSS software, analysis of covariance and moderation mean was used. Results: The findings of the present study showed a significant effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on the reduction of death anxiety level (P<0.001). These results were maintained during the follow-up phase. Conclusion: Due to the effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing of death anxiety level and continuity its effects, it seems necessary the use of these techniques at all levels of prevention and treatment of suffering from physical illness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Death anxiety, Coronary artery, Women.
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 08:59
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2018 09:02
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6910

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