Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION (JNE)   APRIL-MAY 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 1 (15); Page(s) 1 To 11.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF GROUP COUNSELING USING INTERPERSONAL THERAPY (IPT) IN REDUCING MARITAL BOREDOM IN FEMALE DIVORCE APPLICANTS

 
 
Author(s):  SAFIPOURIYAN S., GHADAMI A., KHAKPOUR M.*, SODANI M., MEHRAFARID M.
 
* INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IMAMREZA, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Many factors threaten marriage and cause boredom in married women. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of group counseling using interpersonal therapy (IPT) on reducing marital boredom in female divorce applicants in Delfan, Lorestan, Iran.
Method: This quasi-experimental research was a pre-test, post-test study, with fallow up and control group. The study population included female divorce applicants in Delfan, Lorestan, Iran. From 60 volunteers who were willing to participate in the research and had a high a score in marital boredom, 30 subjects were selected and randomly divided into experimental (n=15) and control (n=15) groups. Couple Burnout Scale (CBM) was administered to both groups. The experimental group received 10 sessions of interpersonal therapy (IPT) but control group did not receive any intervention.
Results: Results of the one way analysis of covariance showed that, group counseling with interpersonal therapy decreased the marital boredom and its physical, mental, and affective subscales in the female applicants to divorce in the intervention group (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The results revealed that there were significant differences between control and experimental groups and it continued in the follow-up period significantly. Therefore, this intervention is recommended to reduce marital dissatisfaction and divorce rates.

 
Keyword(s): GROUP COUNSELING, INTERPERSONAL THERAPY, MARITAL BOREDOM, WOMEN, DIVORCE
 
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