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1- Department of Psychology, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran , Ko.Goodarzy@iau.ac.ir
3- Department of Motor Behavior, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran
4- Department of Psychology, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
5- Department of Psychology, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran
Abstract:   (278 Views)
Background and Objective: The present study aimed to compare the effectiveness of training based on choice theory and Pilates exercises on sexual function and the general health of infertile women.
Materials and Methods: The present experimental study with a pre-test, post-test, and control group was conducted on infertile women referred to Kermanshah Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran in 2019-2020. 75 people are selected by non-random sampling method. Then the subjects were randomly divided into three groups choice theory, Pilates, and control. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) by Ferguson and Augustine and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) were used to measure the research variables. Data were analyzed using the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).
Results: The results indicated that training based on choice theory and Pilates exercises has been significantly effective in increasing sexual function and general health of infertile women
(p< 0.001). A comparison of the obtained means shows that training based on choice theory greatly affects changes in sexual function and general health of infertile women than Pilates exercises (p< 0.001).

Conclusions: According to the findings of the study, satisfaction with sexual function in women is significantly related to the level of general health due to infertility and psychological training promotes satisfaction with the relationship between couples.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Sexual behavior
Received: 2021/06/4 | Accepted: 2021/11/7 | Published: 2022/05/9

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