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The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) questionnaire in Taiwanese infertile couples.
Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun; 52(2):204-9.TJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To characterize the fertility quality of life (QoL) in Taiwanese infertile couples using an objective measurement tool-the FertiQoL questionnaire, and establish a reference level of QoL for clinical applications and future studies.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The FertiQoL tool, a self-report questionnaire, was distributed to seven infertility centers across Taiwan for infertile couples who were undergoing the treatment of in vitro fertilization. The online version of the FertiQoL questionnaire was issued on the website of Taiwan Society for Reproductive Medicine and was opened to the public.

RESULTS

A total of 534 copies of eligible FertiQoL questionnaires were collected. The total scores for the Core FertiQoL and Treatment FertiQoL are 55.12 ± 13.72 and 56.40 ± 10.96, respectively. Both the Core and Treatment FertiQoL were significantly higher in the males of infertile couples than the females (60.63 ± 14.07 vs. 54.39 ± 13.52, p = 0.001, and 59.13 ± 12.44 vs. 56.03 ± 10.71, p = 0.035, respectively). Significantly better QoL was found in infertile patients in the Southern Taiwan, with a Core FertiQoL of 58.21 ± 12.70 and a Treatment FertiQoL of 58.79 ± 10.15.

CONCLUSION

The results of this study provide a baseline QoL in infertile couples in Taiwan, and could potentially be used as a guide for clinical counseling and future works.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23915852

Citation

Hsu, Pei-Yang, et al. "The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) Questionnaire in Taiwanese Infertile Couples." Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 52, no. 2, 2013, pp. 204-9.
Hsu PY, Lin MW, Hwang JL, et al. The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) questionnaire in Taiwanese infertile couples. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2013;52(2):204-9.
Hsu, P. Y., Lin, M. W., Hwang, J. L., Lee, M. S., & Wu, M. H. (2013). The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) questionnaire in Taiwanese infertile couples. Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 52(2), 204-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2013.04.009
Hsu PY, et al. The Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) Questionnaire in Taiwanese Infertile Couples. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2013;52(2):204-9. PubMed PMID: 23915852.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) questionnaire in Taiwanese infertile couples. AU - Hsu,Pei-Yang, AU - Lin,Ming-Wei, AU - Hwang,Jiann-Loung, AU - Lee,Maw-Sheng, AU - Wu,Meng-Hsing, PY - 2011/10/07/accepted PY - 2013/8/7/entrez PY - 2013/8/7/pubmed PY - 2014/3/19/medline KW - FertiQoL KW - gender KW - infertility KW - quality of life KW - questionnaire SP - 204 EP - 9 JF - Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology JO - Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol VL - 52 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To characterize the fertility quality of life (QoL) in Taiwanese infertile couples using an objective measurement tool-the FertiQoL questionnaire, and establish a reference level of QoL for clinical applications and future studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The FertiQoL tool, a self-report questionnaire, was distributed to seven infertility centers across Taiwan for infertile couples who were undergoing the treatment of in vitro fertilization. The online version of the FertiQoL questionnaire was issued on the website of Taiwan Society for Reproductive Medicine and was opened to the public. RESULTS: A total of 534 copies of eligible FertiQoL questionnaires were collected. The total scores for the Core FertiQoL and Treatment FertiQoL are 55.12 ± 13.72 and 56.40 ± 10.96, respectively. Both the Core and Treatment FertiQoL were significantly higher in the males of infertile couples than the females (60.63 ± 14.07 vs. 54.39 ± 13.52, p = 0.001, and 59.13 ± 12.44 vs. 56.03 ± 10.71, p = 0.035, respectively). Significantly better QoL was found in infertile patients in the Southern Taiwan, with a Core FertiQoL of 58.21 ± 12.70 and a Treatment FertiQoL of 58.79 ± 10.15. CONCLUSION: The results of this study provide a baseline QoL in infertile couples in Taiwan, and could potentially be used as a guide for clinical counseling and future works. SN - 1875-6263 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23915852/The_fertility_quality_of_life__FertiQoL__questionnaire_in_Taiwanese_infertile_couples_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1028-4559(13)00065-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -