عنوان مقاله [English]
Cognitive therapy based on mindfulness is one of the methods of decreasing the stress among the patients and allows for less distressful perception of negative phenomena at the present time. Hence, the research purpose was to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness training in decreasing the perceived stress among the patients suffering from breast cancer. Therefore, a sample of 30 women suffering from breast cancer hospitalized in Shohaday-e Tajrish hospital was selected through convenience sampling and assigned to the experimental and control group. Groups were tested with regard to mindfulness and perceived level of stress both prior to and subsequent to the treatment. The experimental group underwent eight one-hour sessions of group mindfulness training. Results of covariance analysis indicated that mindfulness training has been effective in decreasing the patients’ perceived level of stress. Therefore, this treatment can be employed both independently and along with other therapeutic methods like pharmaceutical treatment in the decrease of stress.