Volume 26, Issue 4 (Autumn 2020)                   Intern Med Today 2020, 26(4): 316-331 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran. , hassan.toozandehjani1@gmail.com
3- Department of Psychology, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran.
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Aims: Most people in the community believe that substance abuse is masculine, while women are progressing alongside men in this area, with statistics indicating an increasing number of infected women. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of enriching couples relationships on tolerance of distressed women who were drug abusers
Methods & Materials: This is a quasi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test and follow-up test with control group. Initially, 40 women were selected from the study and 20 were randomly assigned to the experimental group and 20 to the control group. Subjects were then assessed using a distress tolerance test (Simmons & Gahr, 2005). Experimental group participants participated in enrichment sessions based on Doba, Graham, Britz and Minatra (2009) choice theory and control group subjects remained on the waiting list. A follow-up test was taken after three months. Multivariate analysis of variance with repeated measures was used to analyze the data. The above analyzes were performed with SPSS V. 24 software
Findings: The results indicated that there was a significant difference between the mean of pre-test, posttest and follow-up scores of distress tolerance scales in the experimental and control groups. (P<0.05). The mean distress tolerance in the experimental group increased from 34.533 to 42.80 in the pre-test phase and reached 42.533 in the follow-up phase. Also, the significant interaction between the stages with the experimental group in the mentioned variable indicates that in the post-test and follow-up stages, the mean of the experimental groups was significantly higher than the control group.
Conclusion: Due to the increasing trend of addiction in women, proper education is one of the essentials. Therefore, it is recommended to take effective steps to improve couple distress tolerance training by enriching couple relationships
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2019/09/2 | Accepted: 2020/02/8 | Published: 2020/10/1

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