Volume 27, Issue 106 (7-2018)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2018, 27(106): 32-43 | Back to browse issues page

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Mosavi S V, Faraji R, Zebardast A, Esmaiel Zade J. Effectiveness of Meditation as a Meta-Cognitive Therapy in Reducing Anxiety in Pregnant Women in the Last Trimester of Pregnancy. jour guilan uni med sci. 2018; 27 (106) :32-43
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Abstract:   (1716 Views)
Introduction: women, due to their physiological condition and reproductive complications, compared with men, are more vulnerable. For this reason, women's health is one of the indicators of development of the societies.
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of meditation meta-cognitive therapy in reducing anxiety in pregnant women in the last trimester of pregnancy
Materials and Methods: This study is an experimental study with multiple baseline design. The study population included all pregnant women in Rasht during the first trimester in 2016. They visited a gynecologist's doctor complaining of anxiety due to pregnancy. They were asked to complete pregnancy anxiety scale (PRAQ). Based on the answers to the questionnaire from the community, a sample of eight people targeted for sampling were selected, who had high scores in anxiety pregnancy and also based on age, occupation and education, then randomly divided into two experimental groups. The first group took part in individually meta-cognitive therapy (MCT) sessions and group meditation sessions. Participants in the pre-test anxiety in pregnancy, during therapy sessions, end of therapy sessions and follow-up phase (40 days after the end of therapy sessions) were assessed. Friedman test with SPSS software was used for statistical analysis.
Results: MCT and meditation are effective on reducing anxiety in pregnant women in the last trimester of pregnancy (P<0/01).
Conclusion: MCT and psychological treatments such as meditation are effective in controlling anxiety and psychological health of pregnant women.
Conflict of interest: non declared
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/11 | Accepted: 2018/07/11 | Published: 2018/07/11

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