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Asadpour E, Veisi S. The Effectiveness of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy on Sexual Self-Esteem and Sexual Function in Women with Multiple Sclerosis . J Arak Uni Med Sci 2017; 20 (7) :1-12
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1- Ph.D. in Counseling, Department of Counseling, University of Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran , dr.iasadpour@yahoo.com
2- University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (4774 Views)
 Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of emotionally focused couple therapy on sexual self-esteem and sexual function in women with multiple sclerosis in the city of Tehran.
 Materials and Methods: This was a quasi experimental study with pretest-posttest, a month follow-up and control group. The statistical population included women with multiple sclerosis in the city of Tehran. 30 patients with the age range of 20-50 years old were chosen as samples and randomly were divided in 2 groups of individuals as control and emotionally focused therapy. The experimental groups practiced the emotionally focused therapy for a month, 9 step and 60 minutes in each session. Then, post-test was performed for them. For data collecting, the sexual self-esteem and sexual function questionnaires were used. Data analysis was done by using multivariate analysis of covariance by SPSS 23 software at a significant level less than 0.05.
 Results: Statistical data analysis illustrated that the amounts of sexual self-esteem of life after emotionally focused couple therapy intervention were significantly increased in experimental than control group (p<0.05). Also, of emotionally focused therapy was significant increase on sexual function of women with multiple sclerosis (p<0.05).
 Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, emotionally focused couple therapy has affected on sexual self-esteem and sexual function in women with multiple sclerosis Thus, emotionally focused couple therapy can be a good approach to improve the sexual problems in women with multiple sclerosis.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/06/11 | Accepted: 2017/09/3

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