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Effectiveness of Sahaja-Yoga Mindfulness Exercises on the Reduction of Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Women. rph. 2015; 9 (3) :55-64
URL: http://rph.khu.ac.ir/article-1-2605-en.html
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Increasing pressure of stressors along with anxietyand depression reduce the human being’s ability todeal with simple issues of life. Women who are oftenfacingwith stressful situations are more fragile andvulnerable than men. The purpose of the present studywas to investigate the effect of Sahaja-Yogamindfulness exercises on reducing stress, anxiety anddepression in women with Stress, anxiety anddepression disorders. The Research design was Pretest
Post-test without control group. The statisticalpopulation of this research included 700 women who
went to Tehran’s Shahid Shirin health center. Basedon the purpose of the study, 20 women were selectedby the convenience sampling method. Theyweretrained in 12 two-hour sessions which lasted 3months. For the pre-test, post-test and the 3-monthfollow-up, depression, anxiety and stress scale wasused to collectdata. Analysis of variance withrepeated measures and t- test were used to analyze thecollected data. The results indicated that there wasasignificantdifference between the pre-test and posttestin terms of the reduction of stress, anxiety anddepression (p<0.01). The same results were obtainedafter a 3-month follow-up (p<0.01). So it seems thatthe Sahaja Yoga mindfulness exercise program, as asupplementary intervention, along with other commontreatments can be useful for treating emotionaproblems of individuals, especially women.

Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2016/06/12 | Accepted: 2016/06/12 | Published: 2016/06/12

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