Document Type : Original Article



BACKGROUND: Infertility is one of the most important challenges in the modern life that can damage
the sexual satisfaction and marital intimacy of couples. The present study was aimed to investigate
the effectiveness of reality therapy on sexual satisfaction and marital intimacy of infertile women.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This quasi‑experimental study was conducted with a pretest‑posttest
design and follow‑up. The statistical population was infertile women who were referred to Imam Sajjad
Shahriyar Hospital in 2019–2020. 15 infertile women selected by purposive sampling and underwent
reality therapy (8 sessions of 90 min). Data were collected using index sexual satisfaction (ISS) and
marital intimacy questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using SPSS‑24 software, analysis of
variance with repeated measures and post hoc Bonferroni test.
RESULTS: The results of analysis of variance showed that there was a significant difference between
the scores of sexual satisfaction and marital intimacy in posttest and follow‑up stages compared to
pretest (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the results, reality therapy can be used as an effective intervention to
improvement sexual satisfaction and marital intimacy of infertile women.


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