specialty journal of psychology and management
Evaluating the Effect of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Quality of Life and Emotional Self-Efficacy in Infertile Women
Razieh Mirzaie Moein, Sara Saedi, Mohsen Razani
As the phenomenon of infertility has psychosocial aspects in addition to disorder in physiological processes, one of the ways to cope with its psychological responses is mindedness-based cognitive therapy, which can improve quality of life and emotional self-efficacy in various groups of patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on quality of life and emotional self-efficacy in infertile women of Koohdasht city. For this purpose, in a quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design and a control group, 30 infertile women admitted to the infertility clinic in Koohdasht city were selected by convenience sampling and they were randomly assigned to two groups of experimental and control. First, each group was pre-tested using the World Health Organization's Quality of Life Questionnaire (1996) and Williams' Emotional Control Questionnaire (1997). Then, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy was provided for experimental group based on the treatment protocol of Segal, Williams and Tisdale (2002) for 8 sessions in which each session lasted 90 minutes. After completion of the educational program, they were post-tested. The results of multivariate covariance analysis indicated that group training of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy was effective in quality of life and emotional self-efficacy in infertile women. The mean scores in the experimental group were significantly higher than those in control group (p <0.05). It could be stated that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is one of the methods for negative emotional catharsis, which can play an important role in improving the quality of life and emotional self-efficacy of the infertile women.