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Feyz 2015, 19(4): 334-340 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing anxiety and meta-worry in women with recurrent miscarriages
Sheida Sharifi- Shaki *, Maryam Aakhte, Ahmad Alipor, Ameneh Fahimi-Far, Mohsen Taghadosi, Reza Karimi, Maryam Nadjafi
Payamnoor University, Tehran , sheidasharifi1348@gmail.com
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Background: Problems and various events that happen in life can change person's mental states. Abortion is one of the life events that have an adverse emotional impact on women. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on anxiety and meta-worry symptoms among women with recurrent miscarriages.
Materials and Methods: This case-control study was conducted on women with recurrent miscarriages referred to the Navid Clinic in Tehran City, Iran. Forty patients were purposefully allocated into two experimental and control groups according to age and lack of personality disorders. Anxiety and meta-worry of the participants before and after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy were measured using the Cattel anxiety (1975) and Wells meta-worry (2000) scales, respectively.
Results: The results showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy decreased anxiety and meta-worry symptoms in women with recurrent miscarriages.
Conclusion: People who learn coping skills necessary to manage stressful situations have the ability to control their anxious thoughts. Therefore, their stress, anxiety and meta-worry are continuously declining.

Keywords: Anxiety, Meta-worry, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Abortion, Stress
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2015/10/12 | Accepted: 2015/10/12 | Published: 2015/10/12
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Sharifi- Shaki S, Aakhte M, Alipor A, Fahimi-Far A, Taghadosi M, Karimi R et al . The effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in reducing anxiety and meta-worry in women with recurrent miscarriages . Feyz. 2015; 19 (4) :334-340
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