investigating the effectiveness of logo therapy on craving and relapse prevention in women with substance dependancy
Abstract:
Objective
The present study examined the effect of Logotherapy in relapse prevention and craving in females with substance dependency.
Method
In a semi-experimental study, 30 women with the diagnosis of substance dependency who successfully detoxified in Tehran therapeutic community of women Center were divided into two experimental group (12 subjects) and control group (13subjects) selected convenience sampling method. The experimental group received 8 sessions of Logotherapy, each session in a week, while the control group did not receive any training at the same time. All subjects were assessed through Gorsciʼs (1987) relapse prevention scale and Franken and colleagesʼ (2002) craving reduction scale and morphine test before treatment, randomly during the treatment, after treatment and after 3 months follow up. Data were analyzed via repeated measures ANOVA.
Results
Results of multivariate and univariate covariance analysis showed that there is a significant difference between experimental and control groups in relapse prevention and craving in the post and follow up tests. Study results also showed that there is a significant difference between two groups regard to relapse.
Conclusion
The results indicated that Logotherapy is effective in relapse prevention and craving reduction in females with substance dependency.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
Persian
Published:
Journal of Health Psychology, Volume:7 Issue:25, 2018
Pages:
56 - 73
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