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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 95-98

Effects of positive couple therapy on hope of mothers of children with special needs


1 Faculty of Psychology and Education, Payam Noor University of Najaf Abad, Isfahan, Iran
2 Faculty of Psychology and Education, Tabriz Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Zahra Ajirak
Payam Noor University of Najaf Abad, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2395-2555.190479

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Hope has a vital role in human health and well-being. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of positive couple therapy on improving satisfaction of mothers of children with special needs. A quasi-experimental method with pretest, posttest, and follow-up with control group was adopted in this study. Among mothers of children with disabilities in Isfahan, 24 students were selected through purposive sampling and then randomly assigned to experimental and control groups (n = 12 for each group). Snyder's Adult Hope Scale was used for collecting data. Results showed hope of mothers of children with special needs who received the intervention had significantly increased. However, it can be concluded that couple therapy with positive prospective is effective in increasing hope of mothers of children with special needs in Isfahan.


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