J Korean Acad Nurs.  2006 Aug;36(5):701-709.

Effects of Logotherapy with Exercise on Meaning of Life, Ego Integrity and IADL in the Elderly

  • 1Department of Nursing, Andong Science College, 496 Kyo-Ri, Suhhoo-Myun, Andong-City, Kyungbuk 760-709, Korea. l3536@andong-c.ac.kr


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 'Logotherapy with Exercise' on the meaning of life, ego integrity and IADL's in the Elderly. METHOD: This quasi-experimental study was designed for a nonequivalent control group repeated measurement study. This study was done from Oct. 13. 2004 to Dec. 18. 2004. The subjects were between the ages of 65 to 75, who were literate in Korean and able to communicate and participate in physical exercise without any discomfort. The experimental group was 25 subjects and the control group was 26. The 5-week 'Logotherapy with Exercise' program was given to the experimental group. Data was analyzed by chi-square, t-test, ANCOVA, ANOVA, and post-hoc comparison by Bonferroni correction with the SPSS/WIN 12.0. RESULTS: The experimental group had a greater difference in meaning of life, ego integrity and IADL's than the control group. The experimental group had differences in changes in meaning of life, ego integrity and IADL's during time period. CONCLUSION: 'Logotherapy with Exercise' can be recommended as an effective nursing intervention for the elderly.


Logotherapy; Exercise; Meaning of life; Ego-integrity; IADL
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