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1- Department of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Payam Noor University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. , ghorbani_psyc@yahoo.com
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Aims: The Sleep quality is the psychological sensation that affects the quality of life and feeling healthy and also leads to symptoms of mental and physical illness. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on the improvement of sleep quality in patients with generalized anxiety disorder.  
Materials & Methods: : In a quasi -experimental study with pre-test and post-test design, 30 women with generalized anxiety disorder diagnosis were selected using random sampling and were randomly devided into two experimental groups (n = 15) and control (N = 15). The intervention which consisted of 8 sessions of 90 minutes of MBCT, which was provided only to the experimental group. Data were analyzed by SPSS 21 software and by covariance analysis.
Findings: The results of this study showed that mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) had a significant effect on reducing the quality of sleep (F=37.55, P<0.05) in the experimental group
Conclusion: : Mindfulness- based cognitive therapy can improve dimensionality subjective sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration and sleep disturbances women with GAD patients.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2018/01/2 | Accepted: 2019/02/23 | Published: 2019/04/6

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