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Table 1 Plan for conduction of the intervention

From: The impact of effective communication skills training on the status of marital burnout among married women

Sessions Behavior change techniques Intervention strategies
Session 1 Lecture, slides(PowerPoint) Introducing the participants and outlining the goals and objectives of the training program
In this session, we defining effective communication skills and explained the importance of this skills in marriage
Session 2 Group discussion and brainstorming, lecture, slides (PowerPoint) In this session, we discussed the concept of effective communication skills, its importance and role in the marital relationship
Session 3 Group discussion and brainstorming, lecture, slides(PowerPoint) In this session, we discussed the main elements of communication skills (verbal and non-verbal)
Session 4 Lecture, Group discussion, Pamphlets, slides(PowerPoint) In this session, we discussed the types of communication behavioral styles ( passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive,, and assertive)
Session 5 Group discussion and brainstorming, lecture, slides(PowerPoint) In this session, we discussed the active listening training, its necessity and functions, a variety of effective methods for active listening
Session 6 Group discussion and brainstorming, lecture, slides(PowerPoint), In this session, we discussed the barriers to effective communication (such as humiliation, blame, defensiveness)
Session 7 Lecture, Group discussion Summary of educational content, remove ambiguities and answer the participants' questions