Effectiveness of family-based education on mental health and resiliency of women with addicted husband (Case study: Sabzevar)

Document Type : Pazhoheshi- Karbordi


Assistant Professor of Educational Science Department, Sabzevar branch, Islamic Azad University, Sabzevar, Iran 2


Women with addicted husband suffer more than other women from mental disorders and they are less resilient. Family-based education with purpose of promoting mental health and resiliency can solve the problems of women with addicted husband. The purpose of this research is to study the effect of family-based education on mental health and resiliency of women with addicted husband in Sabzevar. The present research applied a semi-experimental method with pretest–posttest and control group. Population included women with addicted husband who were under treatment of addiction treatment centers of Sabzevar in 2014. Thirty six women volunteered to participate in educational program; then, they were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Data were collected using demographic questionnaire, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale (RSA). Covariance analysis was used to analyze the data. The results showed that the family-based education has a significant positive effect on mental health (F=7.46, P<0.001) and resiliency (F=8.11, P<0.001) of women with addicted husband. Therefore, family-based education improves mental health and resiliency of women with addicted husband.


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