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EbrahimiSadr F, Kashefimehr N, Smkhani akbarinejhad H. Comparison the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy with Short-term Solution-focused Therapy on Pain Anxiety & Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Headache. JAP 2023; 13 (4) :125-140
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1- MA of Clinical Psychology, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
2- MA in Family Counseling, Islamic Azad University East Azarbaijan Science and Research Branch, Tabriz, Iran
3- Dept of Psychology, University College of Nabi AKram, Tabriz, Iran , hadiakbarinejhad@yahoo.com
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Aims and background: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) with short-term solution-focused therapy (SSFT) on pain anxiety  & quality of life in patients with chronic headache.
Materials and Methods: This was a semi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest, controlled design with follow-up. The statistical population of the study consisted of men suffering from chronic headache in Tabriz city in 202245 people were selected using the purposeful sampling method, and were randomly divided into three groups. The experimental groups received the treatment specific to their group in 8 and 6 1.5 hour sessions, respectively, but the control group received no treatment. Data were analyzed with repeated measures analysis of variance.
Results: In the pretest, mean and standard deviation of MBCT for pain anxiety  was (76/93±4/49) & for quality of life was (40/40±3/85); in SSFT for for pain anxiety  was (76/87±4/43) & for quality of life was (39/33±4/79); and in the control group for pain anxiety  was (78/27±4/14) & for quality of life was (40/60±3/52). Both treatments compared to the control group, reduced pain anxiety  and increased quality of life of patients after the test (p<0.001). In the follow-up phase, the effect of these two treatments on pain anxiety  and quality of life was lasting (p<0.001). The effect of these two treatments on pain anxiety  and quality of life at posttest and follow-up was not different (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that these two treatments have reduced pain anxiety and increased the quality of life of chronic headache patients.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Chronic pain managment
Received: 2022.08.8 | Accepted: 2022.12.19 | Published: 2023.01.30

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