:: Volume 4, Issue 4 (12-2017) ::
Health Spiritual Med Ethics 2017, 4(4): 13-17 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Existential Psychotherapy on Spiritual Health of Infertile Women
Ali Taghvaeinia , Fatemeh Dehghani , Reza Ghasemi Jobaneh , Saeed Jalili Nikoo
Department Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Infertility, particularly female infertility, can threat women's psychological health. Spiritual health can play a significant role in increasing people's abilities especially in tough conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of psychotherapy on existential health in infertile women.
Methods: The study population of this experimental controlled study with pretest-post-test consisted of infertile women referring to the Gynecology and Infertility Clinic of Dehdasht from late June 2015 to late September 2015. First, the samples were selected by convenience sampling; after the Spirituality Component of the Lifestyle Questionnaire, they were randomized to two groups of 12 each: experimental and control. The experimental group attended eight sessions of existential psychotherapy and control group attended no intervention. Data analysis was conducted by covariance analysis in SPSS 18.
Results: Existential psychotherapy caused promotion of spiritual health in the infertile women.
Conclusion: This study indicated that existential psychotherapy is important to infertile women's spiritual health. It is therefore recommended to use existential psychotherapy to promote spiritual health in such women.
 
Keywords: Existential Psychology, Spirituality, Female Infertility.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/1 | Accepted: 2017/04/3 | Published: 2017/11/26


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