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Assessment of questionnaires measuring quality of life in infertile couples: A systematic review

Mousavi, S.A. and Masoumi, S.Z. and Keramat, A. and Pooralajal, J. and Shobeiri, F. (2013) Assessment of questionnaires measuring quality of life in infertile couples: A systematic review. Journal of Reproduction and Infertility, 14 (3). pp. 110-119. ISSN 22285482 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Infertility has potentially inappropriate effects on quality of life in infertile couples. Various general and specific questionnaires have been structured for assessing different aspects of quality of life in infertile men, women, or couples. The present systematic review was designed to assess these questionnaires and also identify different factors affecting infertile couples based on the aforesaid questionnaires. Methods: The research strategy involved general and specific terms in relation to couples's infertility and their quality of life. A review was done for studies published from 1982 to 2012 that were indexed in Medline, ISI Web of Science and Scopus as well as abstract books on this subject. We also corresponded with the authors of the references in related studies for introducing more resources and references. Results: In all reviewed studies, different aspects of the quality of life in couples were evaluated including sexual, psychological, social, communicational, environmental, occupational, medical, as well as economical ones. In total, after initial screening of all studies, 10 general and 2 specific questionnaires were retrieved. Although no meta-analysis was found in the review, infertility had a negative effect on quality of life in couples. Conclusion: This study revealed that some general questionnaires such as SF-36 and WHO-QOL were mostly used for assessing quality of life in infertile couples and some specific questionnaires such as FERTI-QoL and Fertility Problem Inventory were rarely used. Thus, it seems that the evaluation of quality of life in infertile couples needs valid instruments for measurement.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Reprod. Infertil. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Reproductive Health, Center for Health-Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Research Center for Modeling of No Communicable Diseases, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment, Couples, Infertility, Quality of life, Questionnaire, anxiety disorder, Beck Depression Inventory, brief index of sexual functioning, Brief Symptom Inventory, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, checklist, depression, Dyadic Adjustment Scale, enrich inventory, erectile dysfunction, erotism, Female Sexual Function Index, Fertility Problem Inventory, FertiQoL questionnaire, follow up, GHQ 28 questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, human, Impact of Events Scale, infertility, infertility therapy, International Index of Erectile Function, Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale, marriage, Medline, menopausal symptom checklist, mental stress, multidimensional coping inventory, named inventories, questionnaires and rating scales, orgasm, patient centeredness questionnaire, psychologic test, psychological well being, QLQ C30 questionnaire, quality of life, quality of well being scale, questionnaire, Relationship quality scale, resilience scale, review, sense of coherence, sexual behavior, sexual dysfunction, sexual function, sexual satisfaction, Short Form 12, Short Form 36, Social Desirability Scale, social interaction, social problem, social stress, social support, systematic review, visual analog scale, WHOQoL BREF questionnaire
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 05:04
Last Modified: 10 May 2015 09:53
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1860

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