Document Type: Original Article

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General Psychology Department, Faculty of Humanities science, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood branch, Shahrood, Iran

10.33945/SAMI/IJABBR.2020.3.5

Abstract

One of the most common diseases in Iran and the world is metabolic syndrome. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of group logo-therapy program on existential anxiety among patients with metabolic syndrome. This study was a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest with a control group. The study population has consisted of adult women aged 25 to 60 years old with Metabolic Syndrome that referring to the health center of Semnan County in 2018. The sample consisted of 30 (15 for each group) patient with Metabolic Syndrome that was selected as an available and randomly recruits to each of the groups. Then, the participants in the experimental group participated in 10 sessions of 90 min of Group Logo-Therapy Program, while the control group did not receive any intervention. Instruments for gathering data was Existential Anxiety Questionnaire (Masoudi-Sani et al., 2016). Then, the data were analyzed using SPSS.v21 software and statistical tests such as MANCOVA and paired t-test. the results indicate that the group logo-therapy program have a statistically significant impact on components of meaning anxiety and death anxiety, but it is no difference between control and experimental group in term of loneliness anxiety and responsive anxiety. Also, the results indicate that the results were stable at the follow-up stage for death anxiety and loneliness anxiety. according to the results, it seems that the group logo-therapy program has functional features and effective role on some components of existential anxiety.

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