Effect of Logotherapy on Negative Affect Among People Living With HIV/AIDs
Keywords:Logotherapy, Negative affect, People Living With HIV/AIDs
The study examined the effect of logotherapy on negative affect among people living with HIV/AIDS. Twenty-four (24) HIV/AIDS patients of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State comprising of 9 males and 15 females within the age range 18 to 50 years with mean age of 34.13 and standard deviation of 11.01 were obtained using purposive sampling method and were randomly assigned to one experimental and one control group (N=24). The experimental group received logotherapy for 6 treatment sessions once every week for 6 weeks while control group received no treatment. All participants were assessed using the 20-Item Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS) before and after the treatment; after which, the 10 items that measures negative affect were extracted from their responses and analyzed using independent t-test. The result indicated that people living with HIV/AIDS who received logotherapy showed significantly lower negative affect compared to those in the control group at t (22) = - 6.82, sig (.000), p<.05 level of significance. Hence, the hypothesis of the study was accepted. This study therefore recommended that logotherapy can be effective psychotherapeutic modality in the treatment of negative affect associated with HIV/AIDS.