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Department of Health Education & Promotion, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
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Background: Marital satisfaction refers to the positive self-assessment of individuals about their marital relations and marriage quality. Also, it is the most crucial issue in marital life and can either lead to stability or failure of the relationship. This study, therefore, was designed to determine marital satisfaction rate and factors effecting women referring to health care centers in suburbs of Yazd.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional research with a sample of 246 women who visited health care centers in suburb of Yazd. Data collection instrument used in this study was the standard questionnaire of Marital Satisfaction Index (IMS). Questionnaire was completed as a self-report, after data collection, information were analyzed using SPSS18 software and Chi-Square test.

Results: Frequency distribution of marital satisfaction rate showed that
59.8% and 40.2% of women were respectively unsatisfied and satisfied. Chi-Square test conducted to determine marital satisfaction rate in terms of demographic variables, showed no significant results in terms of age, marriage duration, number of children, education level of women and their husbands, as well as employment status of women (P-value > 0/05). However, significant differences were observed in terms of husband employment (P-value = 0/023) and economical status (P-value = 0/025).   

Conclusion: Considering significant association of economic status and husband employment with marital satisfaction of participants, appropriate planning in this regard and providing grounds for employment of these women's husbands is crucial. 

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/14 | Accepted: 2017/05/8 | Published: 2017/05/22