The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on the Vitality and Psychological Well-being of Prostate Cancer Patients

Effect of MBCT on the vitality and psychological well-being of prostate cancer patients

Mindfulness Cognitive therapy Psychological well-being Prostate cancer


September 26, 2023
October 18, 2023


Background: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, and it can harm the mental health of affected people. The current research examined the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy ‎(MBCT) ‎on the vitality and psychological well-being of prostate cancer patients.

Methods: The current semi-experimental research was conducted with a pretest-posttest design, a control group, and a follow-up stage. The statistical population included all men with prostate cancer referred to Baghdad's Oncology Teaching Hospital, Iraq, in 2022. Using simple random sampling, 140 people were selected and divided into experimental and control groups (70 patients per group). The collected data were analyzed utilizing the chi-square test, independent t-test, and two-way repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) in SPSS software. The statistical significance level of the results was considered to be 0.05.

Results: The study findings showed that ‎MBCT‎ was effective on the vitality (F = 6.83; P = 0.011) and psychological well-being (F = 8.71; P = 0.006) of prostate cancer patients.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that ‎MBCT has improved vitality and psychological well-being in patients with prostate cancer. Therefore, hospital medical staff must take this treatment method into consideration.

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