Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate professor in Psychology. Department of Psychology, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran

2 Assistant professor in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran

3 Psychology (MA), Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran


Introduction: Effective relationship between couples is the most important part in family good function. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of education on the effect of communication skills training and cognitive-behavioral therapy on marital satisfaction and happiness of couples with sexual desire disorders.
Materials and Methods: The research was carried out using a semi-experimental design with a post-test, pre-test, and control group design in the first 6 months of 2016. Among the patients referred to the reproductive health centers of Tehran, 60 couples who had at least one DSM-V criteria had sexual dysfunction, were selected and randomly assigned to three groups of communication skills training and cognitive-behavioral therapy and control. The instrument was the Oxford Happiness Inventory and Enrique Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire. The covariance analysis and bin porridge correction were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed that communication skills training and cognitive behavioral therapy could significantly increase marital satisfaction and happiness (p>0.05) and there were no statistically significant differences between communication skills training and  cognitive  behavioral therapy in increasing marital satisfaction and happiness.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that using communication skills and cognitive-behavioral therapy can increase the happiness and marital satisfaction in couples. Health centers and counseling can provide community mental health through the creation of weekly educational workshops to increase family sexual awareness.


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