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Sirous Momenzadeh*4 S M M G M R S, Farnad Imani3 G A A M. The effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on the rate ofdepression in patients with chronic low back pain. JAP. 2012; 3 (2) :82-0
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Aim and Background:


The main purpose of this study was to investigate effectiveness of

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR



on decreasing depression in patients with chronic

low back pain.

Methods and Materials:


The statistical population included patients with chronic low back pain

who appointed the pain clinics in Tehran. Among whom 23 participants were enrolled with

convenience sampling and randomly assigned into two equal experimental and control groups.

The questionnaire was consisted of the depression subscale of short form known as the depression

anxiety stress scale (DASS -21) which was completed by the patients in pre-test and post-test




The results of this research, using Mann-Whitney test, showed that the mean

depression score in the experimental group has reduced significantly in comparison with the

control group.



According to the findings of our study, the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Therapy is significantly effective in decreasing depression in patients with chronic low back



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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Accepted: 2016.01.31 | Published: 2016.01.31

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