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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2012, 20(3): 63-70 Back to browse issues page
Quality of Life and Its Related Factors in Infertile Women of Isfahan 2008
M Goli *1, F Firozeh, Sm Ahmadi
1- , m.goli@pmi.iaun.ac.ir
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Introduction: Anecdotal evidence sug-gests that infertility is a stressful state: Women seem to carry a heavier burd-en and appear to be more vulnerable to its negative social and economical con-sequences, although studies on symp-tomatology for anxiety and depression in infertility women have been developed since the 1980s few recent investigations have focused on the impact of infertility on QOL. The aim of this study was to investigate the QOL of infertility women and its rela-tion to demographic characteristics. Materials & Methods: This cross- sectional study included 137 infertile women who had referred to Fertility and Infertility Clinic Isfahan. Patients were introduced to the study objectives and were enrolled in study. The question-nnaire was distributed and was self ad-ministered by study subjects. 2 types of question were used in this question-naire: the first were demographic data and second part included 33 questions for measuring QOL. Data were analy-zed using the SPSS. The results were evaluated using t-test, ANOVA, Spir-man and Pierson test. Findings: The mean of QOL was 1.7+0.8. 34% of the women had good, 47% moderate and 19% poor QOL. There was a correlation between QOL and husband's job, cost of treatment, pressure from community for bearing children, economic status, hoping to treatment and interest in having child. Discussion & Conclusion: The results represent importance of childbearing among the infertile women and its impact on QOL. Considering demo-graphic characteristics related to QOL recommends to perform counseling and insurance of treatment to these women.
Keywords: demographic characteristics, infertility, quality of life, women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: midwifery
Received: 2012/11/20 | Accepted: 2013/03/12 | Published: 2013/03/12
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Goli M, Firozeh F, Ahmadi S. Quality of Life and Its Related Factors in Infertile Women of Isfahan 2008. sjimu 2012; 20 (3) :63-70
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