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dc.contributor.authorHalford, W. Kim
dc.contributor.authorPepping, Christopher A.
dc.contributor.authorHilpert, Peter
dc.contributor.authorBodenmann, Guy
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Keithia
dc.contributor.authorBusby, Dean M.
dc.contributor.authorLarson, Jeffry
dc.contributor.authorHolman, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-19T01:30:53Z
dc.date.available2018-03-19T01:30:53Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0005-7894
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.beth.2015.02.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141485
dc.description.abstractCouple relationship education (RE) usually is conceived of as relationship enhancement for currently satisfied couples, with a goal of helping couples sustain satisfaction. However, RE also might be useful as a brief, accessible intervention for couples with low satisfaction. Two studies were conducted that tested whether couples with low relationship satisfaction show meaningful gains after RE. Study 1 was a three-condition randomized controlled trial in which 182 couples were randomly assigned to RELATE with Couple CARE (RCC), a flexible delivery education program for couples, or one of two control conditions. Couples with initially low satisfaction receiving RCC showed a moderate increase in relationship satisfaction (d = 0.50) relative to the control. In contrast, couples initially high in satisfaction showed little change and there was no difference between RCC and the control conditions. Study 2 was an uncontrolled trial of the Couple Coping Enhancement Training (CCET) administered to 119 couples. Couples receiving CCET that had initially low satisfaction showed a moderate increase in satisfaction (g = .44), whereas initially highly satisfied couples showed no change. Brief relationship education can assist somewhat distressed couples to enhance satisfaction, and has potential as a cost-effective way of enhancing the reach of couple interventions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageenglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom409
dc.relation.ispartofpageto421
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBehavior Therapy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleImmediate Effect of Couple Relationship Education on Low-Satisfaction Couples: A Randomized Clinical Trial Plus an Uncontrolled Trial Replication
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorWilson, Keithia K.


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