Volume 18, Issue 83 (1-2020)                   علوم روانشناختی 2020, 18(83): 2213-2221 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: The emergence of chronic diseases such as Parkinson seriously damages the patients’ Life Quality and Psychological Wellbeing besides physical health. But does mindfulness therapy help improve the quality of life and psychological well-being of Parkinson's patients? Aims: Therefore, the present study was conducted with the purpose of investigating effectiveness of the mindfulness therapy on life quality and psychological wellbeing of patients with Parkinson. Method: The present study was quasi-experimental with pretest, posttest, control group and two-month follow-up period. The statistical population of the present study included the people with Parkinson in the city of Isfahan in the winter of 2018-19. 30 patients with Parkinson were selected through non-random available sampling and were randomly replaced into experimental and control groups (15 patients in the experimental group and 15 in the control group). The experimental group received training intervention of mindfulness therapy in ten ninety-minute sessions during two months. The applied questionnaires in this study included life quality questionnaire (WHO, 1994) and psychological wellbeing questionnaire (Ryff, 1980). The data from the study were analyzed through repeated measurement ANOVA software. Results: The results showed that the mindfulness therapy has significant effect on life quality and psychological wellbeing of Parkinson (p<0/001). The degree of the effect of mindfulness therapy on life quality and psychological wellbeing of Parkinson patients were 68 and 67 respectively. Conclusions: According to the findings of the present study it can be concluded that mindfulness therapy concomitant with employing techniques such as thoughts, emotions and mindfull behavior can be used as an efficient treatment to increase life quality and psychological wellbeing of Parkinson patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/9 | Accepted: 2020/01/28 | Published: 2020/01/28