Abstract: Since, medical treatment in Anxiety disorder is only symptoms-directed, so,Spiritual therapywas used to reduce anxiety among 1st pregnancy women.The method was experimental and control groupwith pretest- posttest. The population was 30 women who had 1'st pregnancy that were refer to Imam Ali Hospital, Amol, Iran, 2011 to carry out checks during pregnancy and delivery, that they were selected and randomly assigned to two experimental and control groups with 15 individuals. Relaxation and meditation technique (Spiritual therapy) was performed for experimental group in 8 sessions (when the women go to the hospital in the last three months of pregnancy) and then, posttest was performed for both groups (experimental and control). A measuring tool was a questionnaire of anxious by Spielberger and patients medical records. Analysis of data was used through covariance analysis (for anxiety variables) and Spearman correlation test (test for significant differences in the two groups of selected vaginal delivery) withSPSS software version 16.The result showed that there was a significant difference after adjusting pretest scores between the means of four group (F(1,27) = 25.314, p = 0.000). Also, investigating the adjusted means showed that Spiritual therapy was effective to reduce anxiety in 1st pregnancy women through Spiritual therapy. The signsin the experimental groups showed a greater reduction in the post test compared with the control group.The research results showed that Spiritual therapy was effective to reduce anxiety among 1st pregnancy women
Gholam Reza Manshaee, Mohammad Hemmati and Ashraf Karami, 2016. Determining the Effectiveness of Spiritual Therapy on Delivery Anxiety among 1'st Pregnancy Women in Imam Ali Hospital, Amol, Iran, 2011. The Social Sciences, 11: 2180-2188.