Document Type : Original Article
Aim: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of training programs mindfulness based stress reduction on quality of life and pain in breast cancer patients was conducted. Method: Method of this study was semi- experimental and control groups pre-test, post-test and 2 months follow up and theirs population were 216 patient with breast cancer in oncology section of Dr Ganjavian’s hospital in city of Dezful. Among this patients 34 person who are eligible for this study, were randomly selected and matched into two 17 subject experiment and control group. Experiment group received 8 session weekly (per week 1/5 hour) training program. Both group before, after and two months after the program, completed the brief pain inventory (Cliland, 1991) and quality of life questionnaire (Arenson, 1987). Findings: The results showed that the program improves quality of life and reduce pain in patients with breast cancer and the impact on the follow up stage has survived. Conclusion: Because the mindfulness based stress reduction intervention program improves quality of life and reduce the pain, in breast cancer patients, thus the establishment of counseling and psychotherapy centers in hospital and oncology centers is required. This method can be used alternative medical treatment.
Key words: breast cancer, mindfulness, pain, quality of life