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Problem of Research: The effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction program has been
determined to improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients.
Purpose of the Study: This study was carried out to review the studies published between
January 2008 and February 2020 on the effect of the mindfulness-based stress reduction program
applied to breast cancer people and to analyze the data obtained from the studies in a systematic
Method: In order to determine the quality of life of patients diagnosed with breast cancer of
MBSR-based stress reduction programs, Google Academic, PUBMED, ProQuest databases
searched in the range of 02.09.2019-03.02.2020. The search was carried out using 3 keywords
(Mindfulness, breast cancer, quality of life, MBSR) in English language. As a result of the
screening, 3592 articles were reached and 7 studies were included in the study. Articles
evaluated using the PRISMA checklist was subjected to quality assessments.
Findings: As a result of the literature review, 7 articles including 640 participants were
included in the scope of the review. All of the studies evaluated focused on the mindfulnessbased stress reduction program. It has been observed that the mindfulness-based stress reduction
program increases the quality of life and is effective in increasing the coping skills of these
patients. As a result of the evaluations, it was observed that the mindfulness-based stress
reduction program increased the quality of life in breast cancer patients and the generalizability
level of these results was high. In addition, with the obtained data, mindfulness-based stress
reduction program has been found to reduce sleep problems and fatigue levels.
Keywords: Mindfulness, breast cancer, quality of life.