Volume 12, Issue 2 (8-2006)                   IJPCP 2006, 12(2): 101-108 | Back to browse issues page

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Ahmadi K, Fathi-Ashtiani A, Aetemadi A, Mirzmani M. The Effects of Lifestyle Changing on Decreasing Couple Maladjustment. IJPCP. 2006; 12 (2) :101-108
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Objectives: The present research aimed to study the effects of lifestyle changing on decreasing couples’ maladjustment.

Method: In an experimental research, marital adjustment in 450 couples who had been selected using convenience sampling was evaluated using ENRICH Questionnaire. Then 80 couples of those with the highest level of maladjustment were selected and randomly divided to two experi-mental and control groups. The intervention methods of lifestyle chang-ing was then performed on the experimental group in 15 hours, during ten 90-minute sessions, after which marital adjustments of the two groups were re-evaluated. Some of the necessary information was obtained using Lifestyle Evaluation Questionnaire. The data were analyzed using t-test.

Results: The results showed that the intervention method of lifestyle changing leads to a decrease in different dimensions of marital maladjust- ment in the following order: personal issues, financial management, conflict resolution and sexual relation. The mean score of the two groups in the post-tests showed significant difference (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The administration of the intervention method of lifestyle changing leads to a decrease in some dimensions of marital maladjust- ment among spouses.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/4

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