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Table 5 Comparison between intra-group and intra-group marital intimacy of men before and after the intervention

From: Investigating the effect of couple-centered counseling by Gottman method on the intimacy of infertile couples referring to the infertility Ward of Fatemieh hospital, Hamadan, Iran in 2020: a quasi-experimental study

Variable intervenion group
Mean (standard deviation)
control group
Mean (Standard deviation)
Mean difference (CI 95%) statistics P-value*
Before intervention 78.93 (10.21) 77.03 (9.6) 2.55 (−7.02, 3.22) −0.74 0.46
After the intervention 78.9 (9.79) 77.7 (9.42) 2.48 (−6.16, 3.76) −0.48 0.63
Mean difference (CI 95%) 0.03 (−1.41, 1.47) −0.66 (− 1.51, 0.17)    
statistics 0.04 −1.61    
P-value** 0.96 0.11    
  1. *Independent t-test, ** Paired t-test