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Journal:   HEALTH, SPIRITUALITY AND MEDICAL ETHICS   December 2017 , Volume 4 , Number 4; Page(s) 13 To 17.
 
Paper: 

Effectiveness of Existential Psychotherapy on Spiritual Health of Infertile Women

 
 
Author(s):  TAGHVAEINIA ALI, DEHGHANI FATEMEH, GHASEMI JOBANEH REZA*, JALILI NIKOO SAEED
 
* Department Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
 
Abstract: 
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.
 
Keyword(s): Existential Psychology,Spirituality,Female Infertility
 
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