Back
 IJCM  Vol.8 No.4 , April 2017
Determining the Effectiveness of Cognitive Therapy on Mindfulness-Based in Marital Fatigue and Women Intimacy
Abstract: This research aimed at determining the effectiveness of cognitive therapy based on mindfulness in marital fatigue and married women intimacy. The semi-experimental research design with witness group and evaluation for pretest-posttest was used. The study population consisted of married women, referred to health counseling center in the 1st district of Tehran during 2016 and lasted about 1 year. Using random sampling method, were selected 30 married women referred to health counseling center in the 1st district of Tehran, whom the main reason for their visit was declared incompatibility and marital conflict. And 15 of those who would like to participate in training mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, were in the experimental group and 15 others were in the witness group. For experimental group, were presented mindfulness-based interventions in 8 sessions every session in one and a half hours. In this study, to collect data was to use two questionnaires: measure marital intimacy and marital fatigue. After collecting the results, data were entered into the software Spss and assumptions were evaluated using analysis of covariance. The results showed that the average of experimental group compared with the control group after the intervention health was significantly different in variables like: physical fatigue, mental disability, emotional banality, and intimacy (p = 0.001). According to the findings above, it can be concluded that a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy training can reduce marital fatigue and as well as significantly effective in intimacy.
Cite this paper: Mosalla, M. and Aleyasin, S. (2017) Determining the Effectiveness of Cognitive Therapy on Mindfulness-Based in Marital Fatigue and Women Intimacy. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8, 265-276. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2017.84026.
References

[1]   Adams, B. (2009) Athletic Training Education Program Director Burnout: Contributing Factors. PHD Dissertation, University of Dayton, Dayton.

[2]   Chanofsky, S. (2009) Burnout throughout the Lifespan. PHD Dissertation, Widener University, Chester.

[3]   Crawford, M. andUnger, R. (2004) Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology. 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York.

[4]   Daghagheleh, F., Asgari, P. and Haider, A. (2012) Relation of Forgiveness, Love and Intimacy with Marital Satisfaction. Social Psychology (New Findings in Psychology), 7, 69-57.

[5]   Dunham, S.M. (2008) Emotional Skillfulness in African American Marriage: Intimate Safety as a Mediator of the Relationship between Emotional Skillfulness and Marital Satisfaction. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Akron, Akron.

[6]   Etemadi, A., et al. (2006) The Study Effect of Couples Therapy on Increasing Couples Intimacy in a Maggot Therapy Way, for Whom Referred to Counseling Centers in Isfahan. New Findings and Consulting Research, 5, 9-22.

[7]   Hatfield, E. (1988) Passionate and Companionate Love in the Psychology of Love. Yale University Press, New Haven.

[8]   Howell, A.J., Digdon, N.L. and Buro, K. (2010) Mindfulness Predicts Sleep-Related Self-Regulation and Well-Being. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 419-424.

[9]   Huston, T.L. (2009) What’s Love Got to Do with It? Why Some Marriages Succeed and Others Fail. Personal Relationship, 16, 301-327.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2009.01225.x

[10]   Babapour, et al. (2012) The Relationship of Meta-Cognition and Mindfulness Components with Obsessive Beliefs of Students. Journal of developmental psychology, 1, 23-38.

[11]   Baer, R.A. and Krietmeyer, J. (2006) Overview of Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Treatment Approaches. In: Baer, R.A., Ed., Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches, Academic Press, Burlington, 3-27.

[12]   Bagarozzi, D. (2001) Enhancing Intimacy Marriage. Brunner/Routledge, Philadelphia.

[13]   Wand, T. (2010) Mental Health Nursing from a Solution Focused Perspective. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19, 210-219.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2009.00659.x

[14]   Blum, T.W. (2006) Becoming a Family Counselor: A Bridge to Family Therapy Theory and Practice. Wiley, Hoboken.

[15]   Buunk, B.P. and Mutsaers, W. (1999) Equity Perceptions and Marital Satisfaction in Former and Current Marriage: A Study among the Remarried. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 16, 123-132. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407599161007

[16]   Jawaheri, H., Kaviani, F. and Bahiraii, H. (2008) The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Life Quality of Depressed People. Cognitive Science New Findings Year, 10, 39-48.

[17]   Kabat Zinn, J. (2003) Mindfulness-Based Intervention in Context: Past, Present, and Future. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 144-156.
https://doi.org/10.1093/clipsy.bpg016

[18]   Kaya, O. (2010) Inclusion and Burnout: Examining General Education Teacher’s Experiences in Turkey. PHD Dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington.

[19]   Kirby, J.S. (2005) The Interpersonal Process Model of Intimacy in Marriage: A Daily-Diary and Multilevel Modeling Approach. Journal of family Psychology, 19, 314-325.
https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.19.2.314

[20]   Kouhi, S. (2009) Predictors of Marital Frustration in Isfahan Couples. Family Counseling Master’s Thesis, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan.

[21]   Patrick, S., et al. (2007) Intimacy, Differentiation, and Personality Variables as Predictors of Marital Satisfaction. The Family Journal, 15, 359-367.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480707303754

[22]   Pines, A. (1996) What Make to Love Dream Not Lead to Disenchantment. Translation Fatemeh Shadab, F., 2002, Phoenix Publishing, Tehran.

[23]   Rajabi, G., et al. (2014) Performance Studies Based on Acceptance and Adapted Commitment Couple, Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy Based on Reducing Symptoms of Anxiety and Marital Conflict, Women, Who Have Marital Distress and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Family Counseling and Psychotherapy, No. 1, 56-89.

[24]   Rovine, M.J., Laurenceau, J.P. and Barrett, L.F. (2005) The Interpersonal Process Model of Intimacy in Marriage: A Daily-Diary and Multilevel Modeling Approach. Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 314-323.
https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.19.2.314

[25]   Gong, M. (2007) Does Status in Consistency Matter for Marital Quality? Journal of Family Issues, 28, 152-161.

[26]   Sanaei, B. (2000) Scale of Marriage and Family. Beast, Tehran.

[27]   Segal, Z.V., Bieling, P., Young, T., Macqueen, G., Cooke, R. and Martin, L. (2002) Antidepressant Monotherapy vs. Sequential Pharmacotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, or Placebo, for Relapse Prophylaxis in Recurrent Depression. Genetic Psychiatry, 67, 1256-1264.
https://doi.org/10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.168

[28]   Sharma, M.P., Mao, A. and Sudhir, P.M. (2012) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Patients with Anxiety Disorders: A Case Series. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34, 263-269. https://doi.org/10.4103/0253-7176.106026

[29]   Siavashi, H. and Navabinejad, S. (2005) The Relationship between Marital and Irrational Beliefs Patterns of Teachers and Schools of Malayer. Journal New Findings and Research Consulting, 4, 9-34.

[30]   Soltanizadeh, M. (2012) A Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Metacognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Marital Satisfaction, Anxiety and Depression in Men. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan.

[31]   Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z., Williams, J.M.G., Ridgeway, V.A., Soulsby, J.M. and Lau, M.A. (2000) Prevention of Relapse/Recurrence in Major Depression by Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 615-623.
https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.68.4.615

[32]   Walker, A.B. and Thompson, L. (1983) Intimacy and Intergenerational Aid and Contact among Mothers and Daughters. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 45, 841-849.
https://doi.org/10.2307/351796

[33]   Wells, A. (2011) Meta-Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. The Guilford Press, New York.

[34]   Kuyken, W., Crane, R. and Williams, M. (2012) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Implementation Resources. Mindfulness Centres at Exeter, Bangor and Oxford Universities, Oxford.

[35]   Madani, Y. and Hojjati, S. (2015) The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Marital Adjustment and Quality of Life in Couples. Journal of Applied Psychological Research, 6, 60-39.

[36]   Mazloumi, S. (2007) The Impact of Marriage Enrichment Program on Increasing Intimacy Couples without Problem. Family Counseling Master’s Thesis, University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran.

[37]   Navidi, F. (2005) Comparative Investigation of the Relationship between Marital Boredom with Organizational Factor in the Personnel Departments of Education and Hospital Nurse in Tehran. Senior Thesis in the Field of Counseling and Family Tendency, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran.

[38]   Oladi, Z. (2011) The Effectiveness of Group Therapy Based Reality Therapy to Reduce Boredom and Increase Marital Satisfaction of Married Women. Master’s Thesis, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

[39]   Omidi, A., et al. (2013) The Effectiveness of Combined Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Cognitive Therapy and Classical Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Dysfunctional Attitudes of Patients with Depressive Disorders. Scientific Journal of Birjand University of Medical Sciences, 20, 383-392.

[40]   Yousefi, N. and Sohrab, A. (2011) By Comparing the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Family Therapy and Meta-Cognitive Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Marital Satisfaction and Marital Quality of Clients on the Verge of Divorcing. Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy Family, No. 2, 192-211.

 
 
Top