Volume 12, Issue 3 (11-2021)                   JAP 2021, 12(3): 91-102 | Back to browse issues page

Ethics code: IR.PNU.REC.1398. 032

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1- M.A of Family Counseling, Department of Counseling and Guidance, Payame Noor University, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Iran , srezaeidehnavi@pnu.ac.ir
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Aims and background: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of meta cognitive interpersonal therapy on reduction of perceived pain and marital conflict among couples at  empty nest stage.
 Methods and Materials: The present study was a quasi-experimental research method with pre-test and post-test, control. The statistical population consisted of couple experiencing empty nest stage in Isfahan in 2019. The sampling method was purposive and 16 couples were selected and randomly assigned into two groups (n=16). The experimental group participated in 8 sessions of  meta cognitive interpersonal therapy based training, once a week, for 120 minutes and the control group was on the waiting list. Research tools consisted of Perceived Pain Questionnaire of McGill of Melzack and Revised Marital Conflict Questionnaire (MCQ-R) of Bagher Sanaei   & et al. Univariate analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed that meta cognitive interpersonal therapy significantly improved the mean scores of perceived pain and marital conflict in the experimental group compared to the control group. Therefore, the results showed a reduction in perceived pain and marital conflict in couples in the empty nest stage
Conclusion: The using of meta cognitive interpersonal therapy would be useful for reducing perceived pain and marital conflict.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Special
Received: 2021.06.20 | Accepted: 2021.07.1 | Published: 2021.11.1

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