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Abdolrahmi F, Kaboudi M, Kamerzarin H, Kaboudi B, Mohammadi P, Horriat M. The effect of Fordyce happiness training on marital satisfaction and mental health in women with premenstrual syndrome. J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2023; 33 (1) :71-80
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1- Midwifery (MSc), Student research committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery,Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
2- Associate Professor, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. , fkaboudi@kums.ac.ir
3- Assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Karaj Payam Nour University, Karaj, Iran.
4- MD, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
5- Midwifery (MSc), Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
6- Midwifery (MSc), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
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Abstract
Introduction: Premenstrual syndrome has several physical and psychological complications. Since healthy family relationships and normal marital interactions are affected by a woman's physical and mental health, any disorder in this area leads to a decrease in marital satisfaction and consequently endangers the mental health and survival of the family.
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of happiness training in Fordyce method on marital satisfaction and mental health in women with premenstrual syndrome.
Materials and Methods: This randomized controlled trial study was performed in 2018-2019 and 40 women with premenstrual syndrome were accessible selected and then randomly divided into experimental(n=20) and control(n=20) groups. The experimental group received six sessions of Fordyce Happiness Training Program at weekly intervals in groups of ten. In both groups, the level of marital satisfaction and mental health were measured by ENRICH (Enriching and Nurturing Relationship Issues‚ Communication‚ and Happiness) marital satisfaction Questionnaire and Goldberg Mental Health Questionnaire three times before, immediately and 45 days after the training sessions. Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, independent t-test and analysis of variance for repeated measures tests were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results showed the mean age of experimental group was 32.45±7.33 and control group was 33.10±6.25. The mean score of mental health in the experimental group compared to the control group in pre-test, post-test and follow-up (43.95±4.38 ,41.20±5.73, 40.25±5.88) had a decreasing trend (P<0.05) and the mean score of marital satisfaction in the experimental group (81/90±7.18, 86/35 ±8.16, 86/80±7.96 respectively) has increased (P<0.05). In three evaluations while no significant change was observed in the control group. Time has a significant effect on the mean changes in mental health (p = 0.002) and marital satisfaction (p=0.001) in the samples ,Since the time-group effect also shows a significant change for both variables (Square share of Eta for mental health = 0.174 and for marital satisfaction = 0.165), it can be concluded that the changes in the mean mental health and marital satisfaction of the research units over time are not the same in the two groups and between the two experimental and control groups, there are changes in the mean score of the two variables in three times the contrast.   
Conclusion: The findings of the present study showed that Fordyce Happiness training is effective in improving the level of marital satisfaction and mental health of women with premenstrual syndrome. Therefore, it is suggested that the use of this training program in order to adapt women psychologically to the mood and physical changes of the syndrome should be considered.



 
     
Article Type : Research | Subject: General
Received: 2022/11/2 | Accepted: 2023/01/16 | Published: 2023/01/16

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