The effect of religious cognitive - behavioral group training on mental health of infertility couples in Esfahan


1 Associate Professor of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahwaz, Iran

2 Professor of Payame Noor University, Isfahan Center, Isfahan, Iran

3 Faculty Member of Payame Noor University, Zayandehrud, Isfahan, Iran


Purpose:This study was to determine of effectiveness of group religious cognitive - behavioral training on mental health of infertility couples in Esfahan.
 Methods:The sample consisted of 20 infertility couples who were divided in two groups randomly. The scale used in this study was General health Questionnaire (12 items GHQ form).  ANCOVA analysis was used to compare two groups.
Findings: findings showed group religious cognitive-behavioral training increase mental health of infertility couples.
Conclusion:The results indicated  that there was a significant difference between two groups on mental health. In other words, group religious cognitive - behavioral training increase mental health in experimental group in comparison with control one


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