Evaluating the Effectiveness of Logo therapy on the Increase of Positive Self-Concept and General Health of the Thalassemia Patients

Fatemeh Soleimani Ahmadi S. Abdolvahab Samavi Samaneh Najarpourian

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of logo therapy on the increase of positive self-concept and general health among thalassemia patients referred to the Abu Rayhan Special Medical Center of Bandar Abbas. This study was quasi-experimental and was conducted using a control group pretest and posttest. The statistical population of this research includes all patients with alpha thalassemia between 18 to 25 years old referred to the Abu Rayhan Special Medical Center of Bandar Abbas in 2013. The sample consisted of 30 patients selected using simple random sampling method and then they were placed in the two 15-patient control and experimental groups (draw) using the simple sampling method. The instruments were Rogers’ Self-Concept Questionnaire and 28-item General Health Questionnaire. To test research hypotheses, multivariate covariance analysis of variance (MANCOVA) was used. The results showed that the logo therapy can increase the positive self-concept and general health scores significantly. Generally, the results indicate the effect of logo therapy on emotional and personality characteristics especially in people with thalassemia.

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logo therapy, self-concept, general health, thalassemia

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