[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Volume 7, Issue 4 (Fall 2015) ::
Iran J War Public Health 2015, 7(4): 197-205 Back to browse issues page
The effectiveness of life skills training on the quality of life of spouses of veterans with affective disorders
A.A. Soliemanian 1, M. Jajarmi * 2, M. Falahati 3
1- Counseling & Psychology Department, Humanities Faculty, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran
2- Psychology Department, School of Humanities, Bojnord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnord, Iran , mahmoud.jajarmi@gmail.com
3- Psychology Department, School of Humanities,, Bojnord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnord, Iran
Abstract:   (2719 Views)

Aims: Most of the marital problems are due to lack of any communication or problem-solving skill. Based on the conducted studies, teaching such skills, before marriage, leads to less conflicts and higher marital satisfaction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of teaching the pre-marriage skills on the communication and problem-solving skills in the daughters of the martyrs and veterans of Gilan Province. 

Materials & Methods: In this semi-experimental pretest-posttest study with a control group, 18-25 years old daughters of martyrs and veterans of the cities of Gilan Province were studied in 2014. 50 persons (from Rasht) and 30 persons (from Lahidjan) were randomly selected via Multi-step Cluster Method. The persons were randomly divided into two groups including control and experimental. Ten 90-minute pre-marriage skills training sessions were conducted in experimental group (one session per week). Communication Skills Questionnaire and Problem-solving Scale were completed by the groups at the pretest and posttest stages. Data was analyzed using one-variable and multivariate covariance analysis methods.  

Findings: At the posttest stage, there were increases in the mean scores of the communication skills of experimental group in all the sub-scales including emotion management, understanding other persons, and assertiveness (p<0.001). In the problem-solving scale, the scores of experimental group decreased in distress, avoidance, and controlling subscales, while there were increases in the scores of creativity, trust, and turning subscales (p<0.001). 

Conclusion: It is very important to teach the communication and problem-solving skills to young persons and especially, the daughters of the martyrs and veterans before marriage to enhance the marriage quality and reduce the conflicts.

Keywords: Veteranslife, Social Skills, Problem Solving
Full-Text [PDF 500 kb]   (785 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing care for war victim
Received: 2015/06/21 | Accepted: 2015/10/6 | Published: 2016/01/10
* Corresponding Author Address: Group Psychology, Board of Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University Bojnord Branch, University Avenue, Bojnord, Iran
English Expanded Abstract [HTML 24 KB]  (12 Download)
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA code


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Soliemanian A, Jajarmi M, Falahati M. The effectiveness of life skills training on the quality of life of spouses of veterans with affective disorders. Iran J War Public Health. 2015; 7 (4) :197-205
URL: http://ijwph.ir/article-1-502-en.html


Volume 7, Issue 4 (Fall 2015) Back to browse issues page
مجله طب جانباز Iranian Journal of War and Public Health
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 3742