Volume 22, Number 139 (1-2016)                   RJMS 2016, 22(139): 64-75 | Back to browse issues page


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Ahmadi M, Zahrakar K, Davarniya R, Rezaiee M. The effectiveness of brief self-regulation couple therapy on couple burnout in couples of Saveh city. RJMS. 2016; 22 (139) :64-75
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3291-en.html

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Background: Most of the couple therapy interventions approaches are to decrease marital conflict and increase mental health among couples. The present research was conducted by the aim of investigating the effectiveness of Brief self-regulation couple therapy on couple burnout in couples of Saveh city.

Methods: The method was Quasi-Experimental and the design was pre-test Post-test and follow-up with control group. The sample of this research includes all the couples who visited counseling centers under supervision of the state welfare organization of Saveh (Aramesh, Mehregan &Yara) in the first half of 2013, and who agreed to the researcher's request for attending couple therapy sessions because of marital conflicts and problems. Using available sampling, 16 couples who attained the highest scores in Couple Burnout Questionnaire and were qualified to attend the sessions were chosen and were placed in two groups of experiment and control (each having 8 couples) by random replacement. For the purpose of gathering the data, Pains Couple Burnout Measure 1996 (CBM) was used that was filled as the pretest by both groups. Then, couples of the experiment group underwent a brief self-regulation couple therapy intervention for the duration of 8 sessions of one-hour by the sequence of one session per week, but the control group received no intervention and they were put in the waiting list. After finishing the treatment a post-test was taken by both groups and one month after the last therapy session, a follow-up test was taken by both groups. Data were analyzed by using SPSS18 and methods of descriptive statistics and mixed variance analysis.

Results: Results indicated that brief self-regulation couple therapy, significantly decreased couple burnout in couples, and the results have had enough consistency in the follow-up period, as well.

Conclusion: The present research's results showed that self-regulation couple therapy can be used as an intervention option in decreasing marital problems.

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