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Quality of life and its related factors in infertile couples

Keramat, A. and Masoumi, S.Z. and Mousavi, S.A. and Poorolajal, J. and Shobeiri, F. and Hazavehie, S.M.M. (2014) Quality of life and its related factors in infertile couples. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 14 (1). pp. 57-64. ISSN 16822765 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Health related quality of life (QoL) has now been considered as a main tool for outcome measurement in infertility. The present study aimed to determine the association be-tween general and specified QoL with different psychological aspects of self-esteem, social sup-port, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction in a sample of Iranian infertile couples. Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 385 infertile couples referred to the Fatemieh Hospital in Hamadan City, western Iran in 2012.To measure the self-esteem, the Iseng test was used. The social support scaling developed by Cassidy and Long was used for as-sessment of social support. The sexual satisfaction was also assessed by the Lindaberg ques-tionnaire. For assessing the general QoL state, the WHO-QoL-BREF and FertiQoL tools were employed. Results: Self-esteem scores were lower in the couples with longer infertility duration. The social support mean score was lower in low income couples. Those with higher educational level, shorter infertility duration, and higher income were more satisfied from their marital relationships. Besides, we revealed that the previous failed efforts for treatment of infertility were adversely associated with the lower social support and sexual satisfaction. The higher educational level, higher monthly income, living in urban area, shorter duration of marriage and infertility, and male gender were associated with better QoL status in the most components. Associations between QoL and self-esteem, social support, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction were significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: The QoL status in infertile couples is directly associated with their self-esteem, social support, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Res. Health Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Reproductive Health Department, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Modeling of Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Research Center for Mother and Child Health Care, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Public Health and Health Education, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infertility, Quality of life, Satisfaction, Self-esteem, adult, aged, article, community living, controlled study, correlation analysis, cross-sectional study, disease duration, educational status, ethnic group, female, female infertility, gender, human, income, Iran, Iranian, male, male infertility, marriage, quality of life, questionnaire, scoring system, self esteem, sexual satisfaction, social support, urban area
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 05:05
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2015 05:56
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1722

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