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SJKU 2012, 16(4): 37-43 Back to browse issues page
sment of the effectiveness of training relationship enhancement program on increasing intimacy in dual-career couples
Paynaz Ebrahimi 1, Bagher Sanaei Zaker Dr2, Ali Mohammad Nazari Dr3
1- Tarbiat Moallem University of Tehran , p.ebrahimi@tmu.ac.ir
2- Professor Tarbiat Moallem University of Tehran
3- Associate Professor Tarbiat Moallem University of Tehran
Abstract:  
ABSTRACT Background and aim: Intimacy in couples has beneficial effects on physical and psychological health. This study investigated the effectiveness of training relationship enhancement program on increasing intimacy in dual-career couples. Material and Method: This was a quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest and control group. The research population included female elementary school teachers who had married for 5 to 10 years, in Sanandaj City. 30 women were selected randomly from eligible volunteers and were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group used the relationship enhancement program for ten 1.5 hour sessions (one session/week) while the control group did not do any training. Marital intimacy questionnaire was used as a measurement tool and the groups completed it three times in pretest, posttest and follow up test. Data were introduced in to SPSS software and analyzed by covariance analysis. Results: Our results showed that training relationship enhancement program led to increased intimacy and all intimacy subscales (emotional ,intellectual,physical,social-recreational,relational,spritual,psychological, sexual and general) between dual-career couples significantly (p<0/05). Conclusion: The training relationship enhancement program can be used to increase intimacy in dual-career couples. Key words: Intimacy, Training relationship enhancement program, Dual-career couples. Received: Aug 23, 2011 Accepted: Oct 8, 2011 Conflict of interest: Nill
Keywords: Intimacy, Training relationship enhancement program, Dual-career couples.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/12/3
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Volume 16, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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