Author : Chia Khorshidi, Mahmoud Goudarzi, Masomeh Rezaei
Infertility is one of the complexities of marital life that leads to profound emotional and psychological pressures on couples. On the other hand, marital satisfaction is one of the important factors affecting the health of women and one of the most important indicators of life satisfaction that affects the level of mental health of couples. In this regard, this study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the theory of choice education on marital satisfaction and sexual function in infertile women. The research method is semi-experimental with a pretest-posttest design with a control group. The research population includes all women referred to the Sanandaj Infertility Center in 2014. The sample consisted of 20 infertile women who were randomly selected from among the participants in the research and were replaced in twoTtest and Control groups. The women in the Test group received 8 training sessions based on the theory of choice. Measurement tool was Enriques Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire. The data were analyzed using SPSS software and ANOVA. There was a significant difference between the marital satisfaction scores of the Test and control groups at the post-test stage. In this sense, selection theory has a significant effect on marital satisfaction and sexual function ( p≤ 0/001) . According to the findings, selection-based interventions will increase the marital satisfaction and sexual function of couples, as these interventions will help to meet the fundamental needs of the personality from the perspective of selection theory. Therefore, this theory can be used to increase the marital satisfaction and sexual function of infertile couples and thus to promote a healthy and consistent life. Key words: Impact residues, heavy metals, macrozoobenthos, Buru Island.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD