The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Women's Sexual Satisfaction and Body Image with Drug Abuse

Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran



Aim:The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on sexual satisfaction and body image in women with drug abuse. Method: The research method was quasi-experimental included a pre-test, post-test design, with control group and a two-month follow-up. The statistical population was all people with opioid abuse who referred to addiction treatment centers for women in Tehran in 2014 that using the available sampling method, 28 women at the Behbud Gostarane Hamgam were selected and randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The research tools were Rosen & Heiman (2000) Female Sexual Function Inventory (FSFI) and Littleton, Axom & Pury (2005) Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI). The experimental group for one month, received 8 sessions of 90 minutes (twice a week) of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and the data were analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance. Results: The results showed a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has been effective on improving the sexual satisfaction and body image on women with drug abuse, and this effect was sustainable in the follow-up examination (P> 0/05). Conclusion: Results provide preliminary support for the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to deal with concern about body image and increasing sexual satisfaction image in women with substance abuse.


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