Volume 24, Issue 157 (7-2017)                   RJMS 2017, 24(157): 25-34 | Back to browse issues page

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Jahangiri F, Karimi J, AminAfshari M R. The Role of Metacognitive Beliefs and Mindfulness skills in Prediction of Symptom Severity in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. RJMS. 2017; 24 (157) :25-34
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4597-en.html
MA, Department of Psychology Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd, Iran
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Background: Many biological and psychological processes could be effective in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The aim of the present research was to determine the relationship of metacognitive beliefs and mindfulness skills with symptoms severity of IBS.

Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 61 consecutive IBS patients, referred to one of the gastrointestinal tract and liver specialty clinics belonging to the city of Boroujerd, were selected. The patients completed Metacognitive Beliefs Questionnaire, Mindful Attention Awareness Scale and the IBS Symptom Severity Scoring System. Data was analyzed by Pearson correlation and Enter regression model.

Results: A relationship between metacognitive beliefs and mindfulness skills with symptom severity in patients with IBS was observed (P < 0.01). More reviews using with regression coefficient test showed that regression coefficients of all factors of metacognitive beliefs and mindfulness is significant in prediction of symptoms severity of IBS                 (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: This study showed that there is a relationship between metacognitive beliefs and mindfulness with symptom severity in IBS. So the interventions based on metacognitive beliefs and mindfulness skills is proposed for managing symptom severity in IBS.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pathology

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