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Zarei S, Nejatiyan A. The effect of Adlerian group counseling on the hopelessness and anxiety of death in infertile women. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2020; 7 (1) :1-14
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1- Master of Family Counseling, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch, Hamedan, Iran
2- PhD in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch, Hamedan, , Arezoo.nejatiyan@gmail.com
Abstract:   (4369 Views)
Introduction: Psychological problems caused by infertility can play an aggravating role in infertility. Adlerian treatment focuses on helping individuals develop a lifestyle that is defined by more productive compensation tools for feeling of inferiority and more social interests.
Aim: The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of adlerian group counseling on hopelessness and death anxiety in Kermanshah infertile women.
Method: This research is semi-experimental. Statistical population of the study consisted of 324 infertile women of Kermanshah with clinical records.40 individuals were selected out of statistical population by available sampling method. They were randomly replaced into experimental (n=20), and control group (n=20). Then all 40 patients were tested by research tools including death anxiety and hopelessness questionnaire. The experimental group received ten group counseling sessions with adlerian approach, but control group received no intervention. Then both groups were given posttests based on above scales and it was analyzed according to covariance analysis test.
Results: The findings of covariance analysis test show that Adlerian group counseling approach causes a reduction in death anxiety (p<0.05) and hopelessness (p<0.05) in experimental group compared to control group in posttest stage.
Conclusion: Adlerian group counseling could reduce death anxiety and hopelessness meaningfully compared to control group.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/11/4 | Accepted: 2020/02/19 | Published: 2020/03/29

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