Effectiveness of solution- focused brief therapy on the reduction of couple burnout and optimizing the quality of marital relationship in married women
Couple burnout, the main reason for low quality of marital relationship if untreated, will predispose the couples to divorce. In addition, it is one of the main problems that because of its adverse and destructive effects on marital relation can create psycho-emotional gap. This study aimed to address the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy in reducing marital burnout and optimizing the quality of marital relationship among the married women.
Materials And Methods
This quasi-experimental study was performed with a pretest-posttest design and a purposeful, random assignment sampling. The data gathering tools was the couple Burnout Inventory of Pines (Couple Burnout Measure 1996), Johnson and Morrow (Inventory of Marital State 1988) which were completed by participants in the pretest period. The experimental group were exposed to the solution-focused brief therapy for eight sessions (one and half an hour each) with stepwise manner and a weekly sequence. However, no intervention was performed in Control group. Following the completion of the sessions, the questionnaires were again completed by the participants.
The MANCOVA and ANCOVA analyses of data showed a significant reduction in marital burnout and optimization for quality of marital relationship among the married women participated in the study.
The solution-focused brief therapy can be conducted by family counselors and therapists as an effective modality in reducing the marital burnout, optimizing the quality of marital relationship for women and responding to their therapeutic needs.
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