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Taheri N, Aghamohammadian Sherbaf H, Asghari Ebrahimabad M J. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP SKILLS TRAINING (PAIRS) ON INCREASING MARITAL ADJUSTMENT AND SATISFACTION IN WOMEN WITH CANCER. Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 2017; 15 (4) :301-312
URL: http://unmf.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3247-en.html
1- MA in Clinical Psychology Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (Corresponding Author) , nilufar_t69@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
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Background & Aims: Cancer is one of the most serious chronic diseases and risk factors of public health. Of those, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. Today, some researchers in the field of clinical psychology by implementing psychosocial interventions, are following to study its effect on the patients with breast cancer and their quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an intimate relationship skills training on increasing adjustment and marital satisfaction in women with breast cancer was conducted.
Material & Methods: A total of 24 women with breast cancer of the patients reffered to the center of Radiation Oncology of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad by available sampling method selected and randomly divided into two groups of 12 subjects were assigned to intervention and control. Subjects in both pre-test and post-test were measured by Enrich marital satisfaction and marital adjustment Harmvhan Singh questionnaires. The experiment group received 8 sessions of 1.5 hours of the intimate relationship skills training and the control group received no intervention. Data using SPSS software and with univariate analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were analyzed.
Results: The intervention group than the control group showed a significant increase in the marital adjustment and satisfaction.
Conclusion: intimate relationship skills training (PAIRS) can be effective in increasing marital adjustment and satisfaction.
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