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Abbasi M, Bagiyan M, Dargahi S, Ghamari Givi H. Effectiveness of Behavioral-Communication Couple Therapy on Marital Adjustment and Sexual Intimacy. IJN. 2015; 28 (95) :22-33
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M.A in Family Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding author). Tel: +989355563540 Email: shahriardargahi@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: There are different approaches in the field of couple therapy and family therapy and researchers over the years have been measuring their credibility and effectiveness. Bernstein Behavioral-communication is one of these approaches. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Bornstein behavioral-communication couple therapy on increasing marital adjustment and sexual intimacy of Couples.

Material & Methods: This study method was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest control group. The Statistical Society of current research consisted of all couples referring to counseling centers of Nurabad city (Lorestan) in 2014. The research sample included 80 couples who refer to Family counseling centers, Social Welfare and Health Network; they selected by available sampling method, and assigned in two experimental and control groups. The instrument used in this study included Spinner adjustment questionnaires and Bagarozzi sexual intimacy questionnaires. Analysis of variance with repeated measures used for data analysis.

Results: The results from the mixed analysis of variance with repeated measures showed that the marital adjustment and sexual intimacy of experimental group increased (P0.001). Also the visual inspection of effectiveness graphs and the size of impact factor revealed that the scores of marital and sexual intimacy had significantly increased after two months follow up of participants in experimental group.

Conclusion: The results of showed that couples therapies with Behavioral-Communication method are effective in increasing the adjustment and sexual intimacy. Therefore we propose the couples therapies with Behavioral-Communication method in counseling centers for more adjustment and sexual intimacy of couples.

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Received: 2015/05/3 | Accepted: 2015/08/12 | Published: 2015/08/12

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