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The Relationship between Quality of Life and Stress, and Marital Satisfaction in Females with Migraine Headaches in Ahvaz City
Sohrabi. A1, Jahani. A2, Mehrabian. T *3, Marashian. F4, Zaheri. S5
1- Kurdistan University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cognitive Psychology Department.
2- Azad Eslami University of Ahwaz, Psychology department.
3- Kurdistan University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Clinical Psychology Department.
4- Azad Eslami University of Ahwaz, General Psychology Department.
5- Azad Eslami University of Ahwaz, Psychology Department.
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Introduction: Marital satisfaction is the feeling of fulfillment, gratification and pleasure experienced by a wife or a husband, when taking all their marital aspects into consideration. Satisfaction is an attitudinal variable so, it is considered an individualistic characteristic of wife or husbands. One of the mental health indicators is satisfaction level of the matrimony.

Objective: The present research was conducted in order to analyze the relationship between quality of life and stress, and marital satisfaction in females with migraine headaches in Ahvaz city.

Materials and Methods: The design of the research was correlational, under the descriptive research category. The population in the research were all females with migraine headaches referred to neurology departments, of Ahvaz hospital during year 2014, 100 of whom were selected by non-random purposeful sampling method. The participants completed quality of life, stress and marital satisfaction questionnaires. The research data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate regression analysis with the stepwise method, using the SPSS-18 software.

Results: The research findings showed that there was a positive meaningful relationship between quality of life and marital satisfaction (P<0/001, r=0/44). Furthermore, there was a negative meaningful relationship between stress and marital satisfaction among females with migraine headaches (P< 0/001, r=-0/72). The highest correlation coefficient was related to stress, which was the most important variable in this research. Both the quality of life and stress variables could determine 52% of marital satisfaction variance in females with migraine headaches in Ahvaz city.

Discussion and Conclusion: According to the research findings it can be said that in order to increase the individual marital satisfaction level, especially in patients with migraine headaches, it is recommended for their stress level and quality of life to be decreased and increased, respectively.

Keywords: Marital Satisfaction, Migraine Headaches, Quality of Life, Stress.
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Received: 2016/05/26 | Accepted: 2016/06/14 | Published: 2016/10/15
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A S, A J, T M, F M, S Z. The Relationship between Quality of Life and Stress, and Marital Satisfaction in Females with Migraine Headaches in Ahvaz City. MCS. 2016; 3 (2) :115-122
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