Examining the Effectiveness of Group Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on Marital Burnout in Married Women in mental and emotional dimensions of Region 1 in Tehran

Zahra Khodabakhsh Moghadam, Shokooh Navabi Nejhad

Abstract


The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on marital burnout in married women in mental and emotional dimentions of region one in Tehran. This study is   quasi-experimental with   pre- test, post-test and control group. 30 married women who referred to Municipality Health Centre of Tehran in region one consisted the population of the study .They were selected by available   sampling method and then were randomly assigned to experimental (n = 15) and control (n = 15) groups. The training package (Tizdale et al.), which included eight sessions was conducted on the participants of   experimental group and participants of control group did not receive any training. 21-question marital burnout test (CBM) was used in this study to assess marital burnout. Data were analyzed using Spss 16 software and covariance analysis method. Findings showed that group mindfulness-based therapy reduced marital burnout in married women


Keywords


Mindfulness, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, marital burnout.

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