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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139-145

Effectiveness of couples' sexual training on marital quality, sexual attitude, and knowledge of women in unconsummated marriage


Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Sari, Iran

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Dr. Ramezan Hassanzadeh
Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Sari
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/JNMS.JNMS_57_19

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Context: Sex training is effective in enhancing marital quality and sexual knowledge, which leads sexual attitudes in the right direction. Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of sexual training on marital quality, sexual attitudes and knowledge women in unconsummated marriages. Setting and Design: This study was a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental research with control group in Arezou-AliAbadian's Midwifery Counseling Center- Babol in 2018. Materials and Methods: Samples were divided into two intervention (N=25) and control (N=25) groups by simple randomly. The control group received no training. Research instruments included: Grimes Marital Quality Questionnaire, Sex Attitude and Knowledge Questionnaire and Sexual Skills Training Protocol with Cognitive-Behavioral Method; in ten sessions of 1.5 hours. Statistical Analysis Used: Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, T-test and chi-square tests Paired t-test and covariance analysis. Results: No significant difference was found within the two groups before and after the intervention in marital quality.Mean scores of couples' attitude and knowledge toward sex in the intervention group improved from 17.44±0.934 to 24.60±0.934 and 34.52±0.48 to 41.400±0.673 (P <0.001), respectively. The changes were not significant in the control group. The results of covariance analysis of the marital quality, Knowledge and Attitude on the post-test indicated that there was a significant difference between the two groups (P <0.001). Conclusion: The results showed that the couples' sexual training positively influenced on marital, attitudes and knowledge about sex. Sexual Training is recommended before marriage.


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