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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Group Training on Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self-confidence and Hemoglobin A1c in Young Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Mahboubeh Vala, Dr Rezvan Razmandeh, Dr Kamelia Rambol, Dr Ensieh Nasli Esfahani *, Robabeh Ghodsi Ghasemabadi
Assistant Prof. Diabetes Research Center , rambod.camelia@gmail.com
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Introduction: About 20-40% of people with diabetes experience varying levels of distress and general symptoms of anxiety and depression. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction group training on depression, anxiety, stress, self-confidence and hemoglobin A1c in young women with type 2 diabetes. Materials and Methods: In this pretest-posttest-control group design study, we used instruments such as demographic data and depression, anxiety and stress (DASS-21) and the Rosenberg self-confidence questionnaires. The study population included 60 patients with diabetes randomly divided into 2, the experimental and control groups. The experimental group received the mindfulness intervention with 8 sessions each 2.5 hours while the control group received no intervention. Following this, during the ninth, session both groups again completed the questionnaires. Results: Patients in experimental group reported lower levels intensity of anxiety, stress and HbA1C, but higher self-confidence in comparison to the controls after intervention (P<0.05), although differences in levels of the  depression variable between two groups was not significant. In addition, between HbA1c and all variables, (depression, stress, self-confidence) significant correlations were observed. Conclusion: Results suggest that depression, anxiety, stress and self- confidence are associated with HbA1C level and a mindfulness-based stress reduction program can be effective in reducing the psychological symptoms in these patients, leading to increased confidence and improved glycemic control in women with type 2 diabetes.

Keywords: Mindfulness - based stress reduction program, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Self-confidence, Hemoglobin A1C, Diabetes
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: PSYCHOLOGIST
Received: 2015/05/20 | Accepted: 2015/10/11 | Published: 2016/02/10
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Vala M, Razmandeh R, Rambol K, Nasli Esfahani E, Ghodsi Ghasemabadi R. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Group Training on Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self-confidence and Hemoglobin A1c in Young Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2016; 17 (5) :382-390
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Volume 17, Number 5 (2-2016) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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