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Effectiveness of short-term solution-focused group training in couple burnout among the spouses of people freed from addiction

Authors: Ehsan Khadivi and Ebrahim Namani

Int J Med Res Health Sci.262-267 | pdf PDF Full Text

This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of short-term solution-focused group training in couple burnout
among the spouses of people freed from addiction. This research is a pretest-post test quasi-experimental study
design with a nonequivalent control group. The research statistical population comprises all the women with
husbands freed from addiction, who have referred to drug withdrawal camps affiliated to the welfare of Qaen city in
2015. The research sample consists of 30 women from among these individuals, who were selected voluntarily and
through available sampling method and were randomly assigned into two experimental (15 people) and control (15
people) groups. For data collection, Pines Couple Burnout Inventory (1996) was used. After taking the pretest from
both groups, 8 solution-focused therapy sessions of 90 minutes were held weekly and after the end of the training
sessions, both groups took a post test. To analyze the results, analysis of covariance method was employed. The
obtained findings demonstrated that short-term solution-focused group training has had a significant impact on the
couple burnout of women with husbands freed from addiction (P<0.001). Application of the short-term solution focused
approach causes to reduce couple burnout among the spouses of people freed from addiction.

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