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Efficacy of Group Logotherapy on Decreasing Anxiety in Women with Breast Cancer

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Sahar Mohabbat-Bahar 1 , Mahmoud Golzari 1 , Mohammad Moradi-Joo 2 , MohammadEsmaeil Akbari 2 , *

1 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allame Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

2 Cancer Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Mohabbat-Bahar S, Golzari M, Moradi-Joo M, Akbari M. Efficacy of Group Logotherapy on Decreasing Anxiety in Women with Breast Cancer, Int J Cancer Manag. 2014 ; 7(3):e80547.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Cancer Management: 7 (3); e80547
Published Online: September 30, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 13, 2014
Accepted: June 16, 2014

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Abstract

Background: Breast cancer is the most incident cancer and the fifth cause of death due to malignancies among Iranian women. A strong breast cancer patients' sense of meaning and purpose in life appears to decrease anxiety in their life. The present study has investigated the effectiveness of group Logotherapy on the reduction of anxiety in women with breast cancer.

Methods: The research was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group. For this purpose, 30 patients with breast cancer were randomly divided into two experimental group and control group. Then, all patients completed the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). The experimental group received Logotherapy-based group counseling for eight sessions; however, the control group did not receive any specific training. In the end, both groups were tested again. After collecting the questionnaires, data was analyzed by the statistic software SPSS version 18 and using analysis of covariance.

Results: The research results showed that group Logotherapy was effective in reducing anxiety in women with breast cancer (p<0.005). In other words, this intervention could reduce anxiety in the experimental group.

Conclusion: The results suggest that in line with current medical treatment, psychosocial interventions can be used to reduce anxiety in the breast cancer patients.

Keywords

Logotherapy Anxiety Breast Cancer

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