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Asadi S, Abolghasemi A, Basharpoor S. The Effectiveness of Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy on Cognitive Failure and Emotional Processing in Anxious Nurses. IJN 2016; 29 (102) :55-65
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1- MS of Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran. (Corresponding author) Tel: 09145976119 Email: samanehasadi64@gmail.com
2- Professor of Psychology, University of guilan, Rasht, Iran.
3- Associated Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
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Background & Aim: Anxiety plays an important and sensitive role in nurses. Mindfulness-based therapy is the third generation of anxiety disorders treatments that attracted many practitioners attention. The aim of present research was to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on cognitive failure and emotional processing in the anxious nurses.

Materials & Methods: This study was pre-test and post-test with control group. For this purpose, 40 nurses were randomly selected from nurses with anxiety in Ardabil and they assigned to intervention (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) and the control groups. The intervention was 8 sessions (1.5 h per weeks) of a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy courses. Our instruments were the State-Trait anxiety, mindfulness, cognitive failure, emotional processing and anxious thoughts scales.

Results: The results showed that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in the intervention group significantly improved cognitive failure, emotional processing and anxiety in the nurses (p<0/05).

Conclusion: Based on our research findings, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an important effective factor in cognitive failure, emotional processing improvement and reduces anxiety in nurses. Also, this method can be used as one of the effective and useful method for nurses.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/07/23 | Accepted: 2016/10/29 | Published: 2016/10/29

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