The Effectiveness of Existential Group Therapy on the Elderly Death Anxiety
Abstract:
As long as the elderly population increases, there is more need to pay attention to the factors related to quality of their life. The main objective of present study was to invatigate the effectiveness of existential group therapy on elderly’s death anxiety. The research population was the elderly who walked-into the Iranian Alzheimer Association. A total of 18 elder people who where avialable and volunteerwere selected randomly. They were randomly assigned to control and experimental groups. Callet-Lester Death Anxiety Questionnaire was used for data collection. The experimental group participated in 12 group therapy sessions while the control group received no treatment. The results of the analysis of covariance showed that existential group therapy did not decrease the elderly dealth anxiety.
Language:
Persian
Published:
Counseling Research & Developments, Volume:11 Issue:43, 2013
Page:
135
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