Friday, December 11, 2015

The Effectiveness of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy on Sexual Satisfaction and Marital Adjustment of Infertile Couples with Marital Conflicts

The purpose of this investigation is to determine the efficacy of emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT-C) on enhancement of marital adjustment in infertile couples.

Materials and Methods
This was a semi-experimental study with a pre- and post-test design. We selected 30 infertile couples (60 subjects) by purposive sampling. Couples were randomly assigned to two groups, sample and control. Each group consisted of 15 couples who had marital maladjustment and low sexual satisfaction. Couples answered the marital adjustment and sexual satisfaction questionnaires at baseline after which the sample group received 10 sessions of EFT-C.

Results of pre-test and post-test showed that EFT-C significantly impacted marital adjustment and sexual satisfaction.

EFT-C had a significant effect on enhancement of satisfaction, cohesion and affectional expression. This approach impacted physical and emotional sexual satisfaction of infertile couples.

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By:   Ali Akbar Soleimani, Ph.D,1 Maryam Najafi, M.Sc,1 Khodabakhsh Ahmadi, Ph.D,2 Nasirudin Javidi, M.Sc,2,* Elnaz Hoseini Kamkar, M.Sc,1 and Mohamad Mahboubi, Ph.D3
1Department of Psychology, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran
2Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Abadan College of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Abadan, Iran
* Corresponding Address:Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Email:moc.oohay@idivaj.risan

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