Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 6

A Randomized Clinical Trial: The Effectiveness of Educating Based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on Marital Quality Components of Couples Who are Coping with Breast Cancer

Bahman Pirmardvand Chegini*, Bagher Sani Zaker and Kidnoosh Zahrakar

Department of Family Counseling, Kharazmi University, Tehran Campus, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Bahman Pirmardvand Chegini, Department of Family Counseling, Kharazmi University, Tehran Campus, Iran.

Received: April 01, 2021; Published: May 14, 2021


  The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an education program based on rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) on marital quality components of couples coping with breast cancer. According to the purpose of this study, it was semi-experimental and its design was pretest and posttest with a control group. The statistical population of the present study included all the couples with breast cancer who visited Velayat Hospital in Qazvin province in October 2018 for follow-up cancer treatment. Sixty women were selected via available sampling and tested. Of them, 18 women, along with their husbands (18 couples), who had a score lower average on the marital quality of relationship scale were selected and randomly assigned to two groups. The experimental group received 8 2-hour sessions of education based on REBT. The research instrument was the perceived Relationship Quality Components (PRQC). The data of this study were analyzed using SPSS-24 software and multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA). The results of the present study showed that the experimental and control groups were significantly different in terms of quality components of marital relationship, so that the amount of quality components of marital relationship in couples in the experimental group was significantly higher than the control group. (P <0.001). Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that education based on rational-emotional-behavioral therapy improves the quality components of marital relationship in couples with breast cancer.

Keywords: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy; Marital Quality Components; Breast Cancer


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Citation: Bahman Pirmardvand Chegini., Aet al. “A Randomized Clinical Trial: The Effectiveness of Educating Based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on Marital Quality Components of Couples Who are Coping with Breast Cancer”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.6 (2021): 46-55.


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