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GHaderi K, Nickbakht I, Valadbigi E. The effect of Narrative group Therapy on the Rate of Life Satisfaction among Aged Men living in the nursing home of Sanandaj city. jgn. 2016; 2 (3) :91-103
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-124-en.html
Faculty of Psychology and educational Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran. Iran , kawe.ghaderi@gmail.com
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Intruduction and purpose: Elderly Population in the world and Iran rapidly grow, many of whom cannot care of themselves. Moreover, life satisfaction level decreases with increasing age, yet the elderlies who reside in nursing homes have lower rate in life satisfaction than who live in home. Whereas higher rate of life satisfaction results increased longevity and more wellness in elderlies, this study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of narrative therapy in conjunction with life satisfaction in older men who live in the elderly center.

Materials and Methods: This study have semi-experimental design with implementation of the pre-test and post-test on two groups (control and test). The study population consisted of all elderly men who live in nursing homes of Sanandaj city. For gather the data "life satisfaction questionnaire" was used. 30 elderly people were randomly selected and randomly assigned to two experimental and control groups. After implementing pre-test for both, the test and the control groups, intervention Group Counseling "Narrative Therapy" was administered to the experimental group. Finally, life satisfaction scale were measured for both groups and subsequently, after a month follow-up test was done.

Findings: Based on covariance analysis, there is a significant difference between control & experimental groups in pre-post tests (p<0.05), so, Group Counseling "Narrative Therapy" intervention had increased life satisfaction level among experimental group whereas there were not such an increase on the control group.

Conclusion: Using covariance tests and T-test the data was analyzed. Research findings indicate that the narrative therapy intervention, results to increased life satisfaction in elderlies, so result of this treatment can be sought to improve life satisfaction in Seniors.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/10/31 | Accepted: 2016/05/31 | Published: 2016/06/7

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