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IJPN 2019, 6(1): 35-42 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy Based on Transactional Analysis on Marital Intimacy and Sexual Satisfaction in Women with Non-Clinical Depression
Noushan Rezaeifar , Yarali Dousti , Bahram Mirzaian
Department of Human Science, College of Psychology, Sari branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran. , yarali.dousti@yahoo.com
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Introduction: In recent years and In line with development of various psychotherapy methods, many studies have been conducted in order to review the impact of transactional analysis on depression and it’s implication on couple’s behavior. The main objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of psychotherapy based on transactional analysis method on marital intimacy and sexual satisfaction in women with non-clinical depression.
Methods: This research was a semi-experimental study including a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The study population consisted of all women with non-clinical depression referring to health centers in Tehran; Out of this sample population, 40-individuals were selected by an entry-exit method purposefully and  randomly assigned to experimental (n=20) and control (n=20) groups. The experimental group received 10 psychotherapeutic sessions based on transactional analysis. In the pre-test and post-test stages, both groups completed Beck’s Depression Questionnaire (Beck and Brown, 1996), Couple's Intimacy Needs Questionnaire (Bagarozzi, 2001), and Hudson’s Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire (Hudson, 1981). Covariance of the data was calculated using SPSS-22 software.
Results: The findings of the study showed that, the mean of marital intimacy (emotional, psychological, sexual, physical, spiritual, and recreational dimensions) and sexual satisfaction are significantly different  in the experimental and control groups in the post-test stage (p<0.01).
Conclusion: The study results indicated that psychotherapy based on the transactional analysis has a positive impact on marital intimacy and sexual satisfaction in women with non-clinical depression.
 
Keywords: Psychotherapy, Transactional analysis, Marital intimacy, Sexual satisfaction, Depression disorder.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/12/5 | Accepted: 2018/01/8 | Published: 2018/03/18
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Rezaeifar N, Dousti Y, Mirzaian B. The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy Based on Transactional Analysis on Marital Intimacy and Sexual Satisfaction in Women with Non-Clinical Depression. IJPN. 2019; 6 (1) :35-42
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