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The Effectiveness of Group Logo Therapy on the Hope among the Leukemic Patients

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Nazila Ebrahimi 1 , * , Bahari Farshad 1 , Zare-Bahramabadi Mehdi 2

1 Dept. of counseling, science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran

2 Dept. of Behavioral Sciences, the center for research and development in humanities, The Organization for Researching and Composing University Textbooks in Humanities (SAMT), Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Ebrahimi N, Farshad B, Mehdi Z. The Effectiveness of Group Logo Therapy on the Hope among the Leukemic Patients, Int J Cancer Manag. 2014 ; 7(1):e80498.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Cancer Management: 7 (1); e80498
Published Online: March 31, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 16, 2013
Accepted: November 25, 2013

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Abstract

Background: The present study has investigated the effectiveness of group logo therapy to increase the hope among the leukemic patients.

Methods: This research has composed of 80 leukemic patients who have referred to Golestan Hospital in 2012 fall, and then have responded to the Snyder’s Hope Scale, The research design has included pre - post - and follow up tests with a control group. First, both groups have responded to the pretests. Then the experimental group has received 10 sessions of counseling through group logo therapy; however, the control group has not received any specific training. Afterwards, both groups have undergone a post-test. After an interval of one month, follow-up tests have implemented in order to evaluate the permanency of the given tests .The SPSS software and covariance analysis tests have used in order to analyze the resulted tests data, and Cronbach alpha method has measured reliability coefficient.

Results: The research results have shown that logo therapy training might increase the hope of the leukemic patients (p<0.0001); moreover, permanency assessment of this study has shown the same result (p<0.0001).

Conclusion: Group logo therapy could be effective on the hope of the leukemic patients, and then this effect would be permanent.

Keywords

Logo therapy Group Counseling Hope Leukemia

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