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Int J Fertil Steril. 2015 Oct-Dec;9(3):393-402. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

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

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1
Department of Psychology, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran.
2
Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3
Abadan College of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Abadan, Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

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:

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

CONCLUSION:

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.

KEYWORDS:

Adjustment; Couples; Satisfaction; Sexual; Therapy

PMID:
26644864
PMCID:
PMC4671378

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