Volume 20, Issue 108 (6-2013)                   RJMS 2013, 20(108): 40-52 | Back to browse issues page

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Payame Noor University, Tehran
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  Background: Mindfulness is a mind-body medicine technique which is used in stress reduction and promotion in many patients quality of life, with chronic diabetes. The purpose of this study was evaluating the effectiveness of mindfulness based on stress reduction on glycemic control of patients with diabetes.

  Methods : in the case-control experimental research60 diabetic patients (30 control group, 30 experimental groups) in Shahriyar city were invited to participate in this study. Mindfulness presents in 8 weekly sessions. Glycolysis hemoglobin as indicator of glycemic control was assessed, before and after this intervention. T-test for dependant groups and independent groups and one-way ANOVA was used for data analysis.

  Results: Results indicate a significant difference between pre test and post test of experimental group.

  Conclusions: So it is concluded that mindfulness has significant effects on glycemic control.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Clinical Psychiatry