The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Mental and Physical Well-Being Indicators in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes


Hossein Zare 1 , Hamid Poursharifi 2 , Ahmad Alipor 2 , Khadijeh Arab-Sheibani 2 , *

2 Department of Psychology, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Payam-e-Noor University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Zare H, Poursharifi H, Alipor A, Arab-Sheibani K . The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on Mental and Physical Well-Being Indicators in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes , Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(10(suppl)):-.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (10(suppl))
Published Online: July 06, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 17, 2013
Accepted: April 16, 2013




Background: The present study aims to investigate the impact of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on mental and physical well-being indicators in diabetic patients.

Materials and Methods: In the present study is that of experimental, all women with type 2 diabetes in Yazd Diabetes Research Centre were considered as statistical community from which 80 women were selected by random sampling. They completed questionnaire of Problem Areas In Diabetes and diabetes-dependent quality of life questionnaire and then were introduced to lab for blood test. Data was analyzed by SPSS-18 software using t-test for separate groups.

Results: Statistical analysis showed that the scores of experimental group on quality of life and diabetes related stress were significantly lower in post-test compared to pre-test. Moreover, experimental group and control group showed a significant difference in these variables in pre-test and post-test. Also HbA1c level had a significant decrease in post-test of experimental group compared to pre-test of this group. This difference was observed in control group too.

Conclusion: The results showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has positive effects on glycemic control in diabetic patients and leads to well-being and a better quality of life in those patients.


Diabetes HbA1c Well-being

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