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Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2019, 6(1): 152-159 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of mindfulness intervention based on stress reduction on quality of life and the number of seizure attacks in patients with epilepsy
Fatemeh Mehrabi
Masters student, Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Najaf Abad, Isfahan, Iran
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Introduction: Epilepsy is a brain disease along with paramount neurobiological, cognitive, psychological and social consequences for patients.
Aim: Present study is conducted to study the effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction on life quality and the number of convulsions in those patients who suffer from epilepsy.
Method: In present semi-empirical study on clients to Isfahan Epilepsy Charity Association in 2016, 26 epileptics were selected by available sampling method and they were divided into two experimental (n=12) and control (n=12) groups. Life quality questionnaire for epileptics (1995) and structured demographical data questionnaires were used in three pretest, past-test and follow-up (75 days) steps). Acquired data was analyzed by variance analytical technique.
Results: Data analysis findings indicated that the effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction improves components and aspects of life quality (P < 0.04) and reduces convulsions (p < 0.03) in epileptics in past test and follow-up steps significantly.
Conclusion: This study suggests that mindfulness based stress reduction is effective in improving life quality and in reducing the convulsions of such patients.
Keywords: Epilepsy, Mindfulness based stress reduction, Life quality, Convulsions
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2018/09/9 | Accepted: 2019/01/19 | Published: 2019/04/23
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Mehrabi F. The effectiveness of mindfulness intervention based on stress reduction on quality of life and the number of seizure attacks in patients with epilepsy. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry. 2019; 6 (1) :152-159
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Volume 6, Issue 1 (Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2019) Back to browse issues page
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