An investigation of couple communication program (CCP) on the life's quality and intimacy of unsatisfied women

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Objective: The purpose of this study is investigating the effectiveness of couple communication program training on quality of life & marital intimacy. Method: Statistical population consists of 40 unsatisfied women who had referred to Sepehr counseling center in Tehran and their scores was less than 30 in Enrich Marital Satisfaction questionnaire. Therefore, we chose our population by available sampling and finally we selected 20 women in experimental group and 20 women as control group. This research was a quasi-experimental method by pre-test and post-test. Then, Marriage Intimacy (MIQ) and world health organization quality of Life (WHO) questionnaires were completed by both groups as pre-tests. The experimental group was trained couple communication program (CCP) method once a week and two hours each time in twelve sessions, but control group didn't receive any training. After the training sessions, Marriage Intimacy and the world health organization quality of Life (WHO) questionnaires were completed by both groups as post-tests. Results: The results of (ANCOVA) show significant differences between marital intimacy and quality of life's scores between pre-tests and post-tests and follow-up of experimental group and the results of post-test is significantly higher than pre-test and follow-up higher than post-test. Also, the t-test results show significant differences between marital intimacy and quality of life's scores in pre-tests and post-tests and follow-up of experimental group, but the scores of pre-tests and post-tests in control group are not significantly meaningful. Also, the t-test results show a meaningful difference between the experimental and control's post-test results, which means that post-test's result in experimental group is meaningfully higher than control group in all criteria except commitment criterion which doesn't show any significant differences in experimental and control groups' post test's results. Conclusion: These results confirmed that couple communication program (CCP) on improving of women quality of life and marital intimacy is effective. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Sharifian, M., Najafi, S., & Shaghaghi, F. (2011). An investigation of couple communication program (CCP) on the life’s quality and intimacy of unsatisfied women. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 30, pp. 1991–1994). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.10.387

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