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1- Ph.D. Candidate of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran , farzinbagheri@modares.ac.ir
2- Professor, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Master in Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Ardabil Branch, Ardabil, Iran
4- Master in Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Najaf Abad Branch, Isfahan, Iran
5- Master in Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Garmsar Branch, Semnan, Iran
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Background and Objective: Migraine headache (MH) is a common disorder that is observed with severe pains at different levels of disability that can affect a person's performance. In this context, the present study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on pain catastrophizing and job satisfaction of employees with MH.
Materials and Methods: The present semi-experimental research was conducted based on a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The study's statistical population included all employees with MH in Tehran in 2020. The study sample included 30 patients with headaches who were selected using the available sampling method and randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group. The required data were collected using pain catastrophizing and job satisfaction questionnaires. The experimental group received eight 90-minute sessions of MBCT, while the control group did not receive any intervention. Finally, the obtained data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of covariance.
Results: The results of the present study showed that MBCT significantly reduced pain catastrophizing and increased job satisfaction among employees with MH (P<0.01).
Conclusion: Based on the findings, it can be concluded that MBCT was able to reduce the catastrophizing of pain and increase the job satisfaction of employees. For this purpose, it is suggested to hold workshops and programs by psychologists and specialists for employees with MH.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Clinical Psychology
Received: 2022/09/15 | Accepted: 2022/11/19 | Published: 2022/12/6

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