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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2018, 28(4): 319-324 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of efficacy of relationship enhancement and McMaster approach on adjustment of couples
Seyed Jamaleddin Nabavi * 1, Bagher Sanai Zaker 2, Alireza Kiyamanesh 3
1- PhD Candidate of Counselling, Department of counselling, Faculty of humanities and social science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , jamalnabavi@yahoo.com
2- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
3- Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran; and Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (59 Views)
Background: Concept of marital adjustment has the main role in a couple’s relationship enhancement. This research aimed to compare psycho-education (relationship enhancement) approach and McMaster approach to improve marital adjustment.
Materials and methods: Of 60 couples from 85 volunteer couples who had the criteria for research, finally, 24 couples were randomly selected and assigned in 3 groups (16 persons in each group; 8 men and 8 women). 10 sessions of psycho-education programs and McMaster approach were done in interventional groups. Control group didn’t receive any intervention. Group were evaluated in three stages: pre-test, post-test and follow up through Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance test.
Results: Both psycho-education and McMaster approaches had significant impact on marital adjustment compared to the control group (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Marital adjustment among couples includes agreement, cohesion, satisfaction, kindness and level of stress. The agreement between the wives on important issues is critical for a good agreement and having a win-win relationship. The result of this study showed that both psycho-education programs and McMaster approach could be successful.
Keywords: Marital Adjustment, McMaster, Psycho-Education
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Semi-pilot: Quazi-Experimental | Subject: psychology
Received: 2018/01/17 | Accepted: 2018/05/20 | Published: 2018/12/23
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Nabavi S J, Sanai Zaker B, kiyamanesh A. Evaluation of efficacy of relationship enhancement and McMaster approach on adjustment of couples . MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2018; 28 (4) :319-324
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