|The Effect of Transactional Analysis Group Behavioral Therapy on Infertile Women"s Marital Satisfaction|
|Haghighi Cheli Atefeh1, Mohtashami, Jamileh2, Zadehmodares Shahrzad3, Arabborzu, Zahra4|
|1Research Committee of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Psychiatric Nursing , School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Mahdiyeh Hospital Clinical Research Development Unit,Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences. Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Keywords : Group therapy, transactional analysis behavioral therapy, marital satisfaction, infertility
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Objectives: Infertility causes psychological problems in infertile patients exerting adverse effects on marital life of these couples. This study investigated the effects of transactional analysis group behavioral therapy on marital satisfaction of infertile women.
Materials & Methods: This before after controlled trial was conducted on 30 infertile women presenting to IVF (in vitro fertilization) Ward of Mahdieh Hospital in Tehran in 2018. Patients were randomly assigned into intervention and control groups. The intervention group underwent transactional analysis for four weeks; the control group just received routine treatment. Data were gleaned with Four ENRICH Couples Scale and analyzed with SPSS22 using independent t-test and paired t-test.
Results: Results of paired t-test showed a significant difference between the two groups after intervention (P=0.001) compared to before intervention with no significant change in control group (P=0.789); independent t-test indicated no significant change in control group after intervention (P=0.000) compared to before intervention (P=0.949).
Conclusion: Training in transactional analysis group behavioral therapy increased marital satisfaction significantly in the intervention group compared to control group. So, transactional analysis can serve as a useful treatment for infertile women. It is recommended that psychological counseling and psychotherapy centers be established and promoted in obstetric hospitals to improve the therapeutic course in infertile women.
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