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Shakarami M, Davarniya R, Zahrakar K, Talaeian R. Effectiveness of brief solution-focused group couple therapy on improving marital quality in women. RJMS. 2015; 22 (131) :1-13
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3776-en.html
Ph.D Student in Counseling Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
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Background: In couple and family therapy, brief solution-focused treatment is a branch of the post-modern approach focusing on solutions to solve the problems. The current research was performed by the aim of studying the effect of brief solution- focused group couple therapy on improving marital quality in women.


Methods: The method of the research is semi-experimental the design is pretest-posttest and follow-up with control group. The population included all the women visiting Hamyaran Salamat Ravan (mental health helpers) institute in Bojnourd city in 2013. 30 women were selected using available sampling method, and they were replaced in two groups of experiment and control by random assignment method. The study tool was the Golombok-Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS) that was completed by the participants in pretest, posttest and follow-up (one month) stages. The experiment group received the intervention for 7 sessions of 1.5-hour, but the control group did not receive any intervention. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and single variable covariance analyze through SPSS v.18.


Results: Results of the covariance analysis indicated that brief solution-focused group couple therapy leads to improvement of marital relationships quality among the women in the experiment group, and these results have been also consistent enough in the follow-up period.

Conclusion: Results suggest that brief solution-focused group couple therapy can be used as a treatment of choice for improvement and enhancement of marital relationship quality
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Clinical Psychiatry

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