The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group on the Increase of Subjective Well-Being and Hope in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis



Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group on increase of subjective well-being and hope of Patients who were suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Method: This study was semi-experimental along with experimental and control groups. First, sampling method as a public meeting was held between women and girls who were the members of the multiple sclerosis association of Yazd. Next, volunteers were randomly divided in two experimental and control groups. The subjective well-being and hope questionnaires were completed by patients in pre-test stage. Then, MBCT sessions were held for participants in the experiment group during 8 sessions in multiple sclerosis association of Yazd. In the eighth session, was asked patients to complete mentioned questionnaires again. For analyzing, data was used descriptive statistics and single-variable analysis of covariance.
Results: Finding showed that the average of subjective well-being scores and hope of experimental group in comparison with control group increased significantly.
Conclusion: These results show that MBCT is efficacious on increase of subjective well-being and hope of multiple sclerosis patients.