Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy on Premature Ejaculation of People Referred to Medical Centers

Mustafa Bolghan-Abadi, Sayyed Ahmad Ahmadi, Fatemeh Bahrami, Maryam Fatehizade, Rezvanoosadat Jazayeri

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Aim & background: The premature ejaculation (PE) in most prevalence sexual problems among men. Drug use can have significant and damaging short-term and long-term effects, therefore, non-pharmacological treatment as effective are appropriate alternative to medications. The aim of this research was to study the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral couple therapy (CBCT) on PE of men who referred to medical centers of Neyshabur.

Method: Current research was conducted through semi experimental method with pretest-posttest and control group design on 40 men with PE (self-reported). The research sample was selected men who referred to medical centers of Neyshabur in the period of September 2016 to September 2017 and their problem was psychological based medicine diagnosis. They assigned randomly in control and experimental groups (20 subjects each group). The experimental group has been received CBCT intervention in 9 sessions. The control group was in wait list. The Chronometer was the research instrument.

Findings: The results showed that control and experimental groups, before intervention, have significant difference in term of PE (p=0.45). Also, there was no significant difference before and after intervention in control group in term of PE (p=0.43); but there was a significant difference before and after intervention in experimental group in term of PE (p=0.001). Also, there was a significant difference between control and experimental groups in term of PE (p=0.001).

Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded CBCT has effective influence on reducing the PE of men. Actually, emerging the partner in treatment would be more effective.


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Cognitive behavioral therapy, couple therapy, ejaculation, premature ejaculation, rapid ejaculation

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