Document Type : Original Article
Payame Noor University
Allameh Tabatabaie University
Aim: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of logo therapy on the reduction of depression among women who were injured from infidelity. Method: Research method included quasi-experimental design with control group, pretest, posttest, and a 3 month follow-up. The statistical Population consisted of 255000 married women who living in the region 5 in Tehran in 2016. After coordinating with Shahran Health Center authorities and installation of notices at health centers in region 5 for enrollment of applicants, initial interviews were conducted with women who had the problem of the husband's infidelity. Then, 30 women who were injured from the infidelity and received the score of 11-30 in the Beck Depression Test 1978, and appropriated for entering the research were selected accessibly and assigned randomly into the experimental and control groups. The experimental group trained with logo therapy in 8 sessions 90 minutes twice a week.Each session lasted 90 minutes. Both groups, completed the Beck Depression Test 1978, before and after the training and in the follow up phase. Data were analyzed using mixed analysis of variance. Results: Results indicated that logo therapy significantly decreased the symptoms of depression of women in experimental group in comparison of the control group and this effect is persisted at follow up (F= 19.526, P= 0.001). Conclusion: Logo therapy as an effective intervention method throw resuscitation of personal power and responsibility and also personal search for meaning and purpose in life, leading to improvement of the mood and decreasing the symptoms of depression of women who were injured from husband's infidelity.