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Improving dyadic coping in couples with a stress-oriented approach: a 2-year longitudinal study


Bodenmann, Guy; Pihet, Sandrine; Shantinath, Shachi D; Cina, Annette; Widmer, Kathrin (2006). Improving dyadic coping in couples with a stress-oriented approach: a 2-year longitudinal study. Behavior Modification, 30(5):571-597.

Abstract

This study sought to assess the effectiveness of a marital distress prevention program for couples by examining how marital quality, especially marital competencies such as dyadic coping, could be improved by means of a prevention program focusing on the enhancement of coping resources (Couples Coping Enhancement Training). The study consisted of 59 couples in the intervention group and 59 couples in the matched comparison group. The results reveal that it is possible to improve marital quality, especially marital competencies, by means of one short-term intervention lasting 18 hr. However, the effects decreased after 2 years, raising the importance of booster sessions in helping to maintain effects over a longer period of time.

Abstract

This study sought to assess the effectiveness of a marital distress prevention program for couples by examining how marital quality, especially marital competencies such as dyadic coping, could be improved by means of a prevention program focusing on the enhancement of coping resources (Couples Coping Enhancement Training). The study consisted of 59 couples in the intervention group and 59 couples in the matched comparison group. The results reveal that it is possible to improve marital quality, especially marital competencies, by means of one short-term intervention lasting 18 hr. However, the effects decreased after 2 years, raising the importance of booster sessions in helping to maintain effects over a longer period of time.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2006
Deposited On:20 Jul 2012 09:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:53
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:0145-4455
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445504269902
PubMed ID:16894231

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