The effect of communication skills training and sexual difference (Sexual Knowledge) on Marital Satisfaction

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Mostafa Mousavi Bazaz 1 , Kobra Haji Alizadeh 1 , * , Mojtaba Mousavi Bazaz 2

1 Department of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

How to Cite: Mousavi Bazaz M , Haji Alizadeh K , Mousavi Bazaz M . The effect of communication skills training and sexual difference (Sexual Knowledge) on Marital Satisfaction, Hormozgan Med J. 2017 ; 21(3):e87328. doi: 10.29252/hmj.21.3.200.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 21 (3); e87328
Published Online: September 13, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 19, 2017
Accepted: September 13, 2017
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Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching communication
skills and sexual difference (sexual knowledge) on marital satisfaction in couples referred
to the Mashhad city Health Center, Iran.
Methods: In This Quazi-experimental study, with pre test and post-test methods, 25
coups who referred to a Mashhad city health center, were randomly selected. Enrich
marital satisfaction questionnaire was used to measure variables. Teaching communication
skills and sexual difference as independent variables were held during 2 months in 14
sessions (communication skills in seven 2-hours sessions and sexual differences (sexual
knowledge) in six 60-minutie sessions). Paired T-test has used for data analysis.
Results: Results showed that there is significant difference between pre-test and post-test
scores (P<0.0001). This demonstrated that teaching communication skills in combination
with sexual differences were effective on martial satisfaction.
Conclusion: Results of this study indicated that teaching communication skills and sexual
differences (sexual knowledge) were effective on martial satisfaction and enhancement of
psychological well-being of couples.

Keywords

Marital Skills Sexual Difference

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