عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: the present study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of group therapy with the approach of logo therapy on general public health of elderly in Yas daily rehabilitation center. Method: the research method was quasi- experimental with pre-test, post-test, follow-up and control group. Subjects were all elderly admitted to Yas daily rehabilitation center located in Tehran City in first six months in 1393. The sample of the study consisted of 24 elderly (65-75) who were selected by available sampling and were sited randomly in an experimental and a control group (twelve in each group). Public health (CH2) (Goldberg, 1972) questionnaire was implemented in three stages (pre-test, post-test & follow-up). The experimental group received eight two hours logo therapy sessions twice a week and the control group was placed in the waiting list. Data was analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Results: studding of the research results showed that group therapy approach to logo therapy is effective in improving general health in elderly. A three- month follow-up confirmed this result. Conclusion: since elderly people needs more emotional supports, logo therapy can be used as a supporting tool for improving their general health.