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:: Volume 8, Issue 3 (July-August 2020) ::
IJPN 2020, 8(3): 104-117 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Group Therapy on Anxiety, Resilience and Life Expectancy of Anxious Women.
Behnaz Pishgahi * , Esmat Danesh , Narges Salimi nia
Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch , Email:Behnaz.pi@gmail.com
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Introduction: Mindfulness is considered as a promoter of self-awareness thinking to improve anxiety and anxiety. Therefore, in order to identify the bio-psychological foundations and treatment of anxiety in women, in this study, the effectiveness of mindfulness-based group therapy on resilience. Life expectancy and anxiety in anxious women were examined.
Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental (pre-test-post-test with a one-month control and follow-up group). The statistical population of the present study consisted of all women who referred to Karaj city counseling centers in 2019 due to anxiety or related problems, of which 30 were selected by available sampling method and randomly in Two experimental groups (15 subjects) and control subjects (15 subjects) were included. During eight 90-minute sessions, the experimental group was subjected to mindfulness-based therapy group 2 days a week, but no intervention was performed on the control group. Both before and after the intervention, and after a month of follow-up, both groups answered Spielberger's state-of-the-art anxiety questionnaires, Connor and Davidson's resilience, and Schneider's hope. To analyze the data, repeated measurement analysis of variance was used using SPSS software version 23.
Results: There was a significant difference between the mean post-test scores of the intervention and control groups, so that mindfulness training reduced anxiety in the control group (p <0.01). The results also showed that mindfulness training increased resilience and life expectancy (p <0.01).
Conclusion: According to the obtained results, the use of group therapies such as mindfulness has positive effects on reducing anxiety and increasing the resilience and life expectancy of anxious women. Therefore, in different stages of treatment or after, it is possible to help reduce anxiety and increase the resilience and hope of anxious women by providing this type of training.

Keywords: Mindfulness, Anxiety, Resilience, Life Hope, Women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/04/27 | Accepted: 2020/08/31 | Published: 2020/08/31 | ePublished: 2020/08/31
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Pishgahi B, Danesh E, Salimi nia N. The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Group Therapy on Anxiety, Resilience and Life Expectancy of Anxious Women.. IJPN 2020; 8 (3) :104-117
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Volume 8, Issue 3 (July-August 2020) Back to browse issues page
نشریه روان پرستاری Iranian Journal of  Psychiatric Nursing
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