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RBS 2021, 19(1): 172-180 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy on Stress and balance in Older Men
Ali Ajdani , Hassan Abdi , Hakimeh Aghai
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran , habdi1978@gmail.com
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Aim and Background: Aging is associated with changes in physical, motor and mental functions and can affect people's lifestyles; therefore, the aim of this study was the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on stress and balance in older men.
Methods and Materials: The present study is a quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design. The statistical population includes men aged 60 to 70 years who referred to rehabilitation and psychology centers in Shahrud in 2020. Purposeful sampling method and based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study, 24 qualified people were randomly identified and randomly assigned to 2 groups of 12 people. Finally, according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study, the number of subjects was reduced to 21 people, including the cognitive-behavioral therapy group based on mindfulness 11 people and the control group 10 people. Research instruments included Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Cohen et al. (1983) Perceived Stress. In this study, SPSS statistical software version 25 was used to analyze the data as well as One-way analysis of covariance.
Findings: The results showed that mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy had a significant effect on balance and stress in older men (P≤0.001).
Conclusions: It seems that mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral interventions affect research variables. However, in order to increase the external validity of the research, it is suggested that more research be done.
Keywords: Mindfulness, Balance, Stress, Elderly men.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Accepted: 2021/06/23 | Published: 2021/06/27
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Ajdani A, Abdi H, Aghai H. The Effectiveness of Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy on Stress and balance in Older Men. RBS. 2021; 19 (1) :172-180
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