Comparing the Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy on Sleep Quality of Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Clinical Psychology, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran


Introduction: MS disease is one of the debilitating diseases of the immune system, with nature of the central nervous system, s winning analysis that affects a significant part of life. The present study aimed at the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy and Mindfulness therapy on sleep quality of multiple sclerosis patients.
Method: The method of research was semi-experimental with pre-test and post-test with control group. The statistical population included all MS patients, member of the Jahrom MS association, which was selected through targeted sampling after consideration the criteria for entering (More than one year membership in the MS, Having complete satisfaction, Literacy, Phisical ability to attend meetings), matching and identifying their number were 45 people. This number was randomized to three groups of 15 people. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to collect data. Reliability of the questionnaire was obtained 0.806 by Cronbach's alpha coefficient. For data analysis by Spss22, was used of Covarians.
Results: There was significant difference insleep quality on  Cognitive Behavioral group Therapy with Mindfulness therapy and control group.
Conclusion: The quality of sleep could be improvein MS patients by cognitive-behavioral group therapy.


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