عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of short-term group interpersonal therapy (IPT) on the psychological well-being and the life quality of addicted individuals’ wives. The method of this study was quasi-experimental and the design was ‘pretest-posttest’ with a control group. The samples were 57 wives who had referred to Rahnama counseling center and the Rehabilitation Office (Behzisti) for their husbands’ treatment. Using a life quality and psychological well-being questionnaire, 30 people of the wives with low psychological well-being and life quality were selected on simple randomization basis and were divided voluntarily into two groups of experimental and control (15 in each group). The experimental group received 10 sessions of IPT techniques weekly, and the control group did not receive any training. After receiving the treatment, the life quality and the psychological well-being of the subjects in each group were measured again. The MANCOVA analysis of the data showed that IPT in the combination analysis on psychological well-being and life quality revealed significant effect and partial eta squared of the combination analysis was shown to be 0.81. In addition, the data analyzed by using ANCOVA with Bonferoni methods partial eta squared revealed the psychological well-being to be 0.61 and the life quality to be 0.67. In other words, the covariance analysis, both in the combination analysis and in the individual analysis indicated that the IPT caused increasing psychological well-being and life quality in the addicted individuals’ wives. The results of the present investigations revealed the significance of IPT in increasing interpersonal relationships and, consequently, on the improvement of psychological well-being and life quality. The results of this study were in line with other research studies and these investigations showed that the training of interpersonal skills can cause psychological well-being and life quality.