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J Research Health 2016, 6(3): 329-335 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of behavioral couple’s therapy to promote marital adjustment in women with addicted spouse
Mostafa Dehghani , Khaled Aslani , Reza Khojastehmehr
Department of Counseling, Faculty of Educational Science and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz,
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Drug abuse as social problem is phenomenon which degrades ability of society. The aim of this study was to investigate effectiveness of behavioral couple’s therapy to promote marital adjustment in women with addicted spouse. The design of this study was experimental with pre-test, post-test and fallow up with control group. The study included all couples that had referred to clinics of addiction treatment in Ahvaz, Iran, that among them 20 couples were selected and randomly divided into two groups as experimental and control group. Research instruments include revised dyadic adjustment scale and structured diagnostic interview by clinical centers' psychiatrist. The results showed that there was significant difference in marital adjustment between two groups. These results remained significantly stable during follow-up. Behavioral therapy is one of the most effective in improving marital adjustment.

Keywords: substance abuse, behavioral couple’s therapy, marital adjustment
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health system
Received: 2015/04/6 | Accepted: 2015/04/14 | Published: 2016/06/20
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DOI: 10.7508/jrh.2016.03.006


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Dehghani M, Aslani K, Khojastehmehr R. The effectiveness of behavioral couple’s therapy to promote marital adjustment in women with addicted spouse. J Research Health. 2016; 6 (3) :329-335
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