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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 82-86

The Effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Emotional Regulation and Psychological Well-being of Iranian Veteran's Homemakers with Secondary Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
2 Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran (Isfahan), Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
4 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Mahboobeh Shabanzadeh Fini
Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran (Isfahan)
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/atr.atr_4_18

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Background: Problems of emotional regulation and lack of social skills in veterans' families are very common and like psychological complications have unpleasant consequences for them. Therefore, effective and helpful interventions and therapies are highly important. Objectives: The current study aimed at evaluating the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on the improvement of emotional regulation and psychological well-being in veterans' homemakers with secondary posttraumatic stress disorder. Patients and Methods: In the current study, the permuted blocked randomization method was used. Participants were selected from veterans' homemakers referred to the counseling center of veterans in Kashan city (Iran) in 2015. They were randomly assigned into two groups (30 controls and 31 cases). The case group underwent the MBSR treatment. Results: Results showed no significant difference between the two groups at the baseline (P < 0.05). No significant difference was observed in the total score of MBSR on emotional regulation between the groups. However, the difference between pre- and post-test of rejection of emotional response subscale was significant. In addition, the total score in the psychological well-being at pre- and post-test was significant. Conclusions: It seems that MBSR significantly affects the psychological well-being, but it has no effect on the emotional regulation except the subscale of emotional response rejection.

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