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Volume 18, Issue 76 (7-2019)                   Journal of Psychological Science 2019, 18(76): 451-457 | Back to browse issues page

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mahlouji A, lotfi kashani F. (2019). The effectiveness of mindfulness therapy on self - concept and hypochondriasis in patients with chronic pain. Journal of Psychological Science. 18(76), 451-457.
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Roudehen branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran , lotfi.kashani@gmail.com
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Background: Patients with chronic pain have their own psychological problems in addition to physical problems. Most of these interventions are medical intervention and there is a vacuum of research on psychological interventions. Mindfulness has influenced a variety of variables, but its impact on the self-concept and self-management of patients with chronic pain has been neglected. Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapy on self-concept and  Hypochondriasis in patients with chronic pain. Method: This research was a quasi-experimental study with pretest-posttest design with experimental group and control group. From the community of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain referred to the campus multidisciplinary pain clinic in the year 1977 by available method, 30 patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups of 15 each. The method of implementation was that both Beck's (1978) and Evans (1980) self-medication pretests were administered to both groups first. Then, mindfulness sessions based on Kabat-Zinn (2003) approach were presented to the experimental group for 8 sessions of 90 minutes but no intervention for the control group. After the intervention, post-test was performed on both groups and the data were analyzed using covariance. Results: The results of covariance analysis showed that mindfulness-based therapy had an effect on increasing the self-concept of patients with chronic pain (p≤0/001) but had no significant effect on  Hypochondriasis (p≥0/005). Conclusion: Mindfulness-based therapy can be used to increase the self-concept of patients with chronic pain. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/08/3 | Published: 2019/07/1

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