:: Volume 22, Issue 4 (9-2014) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2014, 22(4): 18-26 Back to browse issues page
A study of effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) on reducing marital stress in women
M Shakarami1 , R Davarniya * 2, K Zahrakar1
1- Kharazmi University of Tehran
2- Kharazmi University of Tehran , rezadavarniya@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Solution-focused brief therapy is a collaborative and non-pathological approach for therapy that emphasizes on finding solution by client with the help of therapist. This research was conducted with the aim of the studying effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy on decrease of marital stress of women. Materials & Methods: The method of this research is semi-pilot in type of pretest_ post-test_ follow-up with control group. Statistical sample includes all women who have referred to Hamyaran Salamat ravan institutein Bojnourd with couple problems. The sample included 20 women who were selected with convenience sampling method and randomly exposure in experiment and control groups. The devise of the research was Stockholm-Tehran marital stress scale (STMSS). Before doing the experimental intervention (SFBT), the rate of marital stress in experimental and control groups was measured. Then, the sessions of solution-focused therapy for experiment group were conducted in 6 sessions that each was 1.5 hour. Also after a month, the follow-up test was conducted for assessment of permanence of therapy effect. For analysis of data used an-covariate and descriptive statistical methods and SPSS 18. Findings: The results showed that solution-focused brief therapy significantly has decreased the couple stress in women in the post-test (F=23.545, P<0.001) and follow-up (F=25.721 , P<0.001) phase. Discussion & Conclusion: Solution –focused brief therapy may benefit for decreasing marital problems of couples.
Keywords: Marital stress, Solution-focused brief therapy, Women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: psychology
Received: 2014/01/16 | Accepted: 2014/02/26 | Published: 2014/09/1

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