The effect of training solution-focused couples therapy on dimensions of marital intimacy
Objective: To determine the effect of training solution-focused couples therapy on dimensions of marital intimacy in Isfahan, Iran.
Methodology: This experimental study was conducted on a control and a case group using a pretest and a post-test. The case group and the control group both consisted of seven couples who were selected through convenience random sampling. The measurement instruments included a 32-item questionnaire with 8 dimensions on marital intimacy and a 44-item questionnaire with three dimensions on marital commitment. The data were analyzed using ANCOVA (analysis of covariance) method. In this respect, the pretest and the post-test were conducted on both the case and the control groups; however, the independent variable (the solution-focused therapy) was only performed on the case group.
Results: The results showed that training the solution-focused couples therapy affected the emotional intimacy, intellectual intimacy, physical intimacy, psychological intimacy, relationship intimacy, and sexual intimacy.
Conclusion: It is concluded that solution-focused therapy which leads to a positive attitude toward life can be applied for couples who suffer from marital conflicts and cannot achieve intimacy in their marriage.
How to cite this:Hajian A, Mohammadi S. The effect of training solution-focused couples therapy on dimensions of marital intimacy. Pak J Med Sci 2013;29(1)Suppl:321-324. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.291(Suppl).3525
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