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Quality of life and its related factors in infertile couples.
J Res Health Sci. 2014 Winter; 14(1):57-63.JR

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 between general and specified QoL with different psychological aspects of self-esteem, social support, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction in a sample of Iranian infertile couples.

METHODS

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 assessment of social support. The sexual satisfaction was also assessed by the Lindaberg questionnaire. 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).

CONCLUSIONS

The QoL status in infertile couples is directly associated with their self-esteem, social support, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.Student Research Committee, Reproductive Health Department, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. zahramid2001@yahoo.com.Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran. mmm89099@gmail.com.Modeling of Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.Research Center for Mother & Child Health Care, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.Department of Public Health and Health Education, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24402852

Citation

Keramat, Afsaneh, et al. "Quality of Life and Its Related Factors in Infertile Couples." Journal of Research in Health Sciences, vol. 14, no. 1, 2014, pp. 57-63.
Keramat A, Masoomi SZ, Mousavi SA, et al. Quality of life and its related factors in infertile couples. J Res Health Sci. 2014;14(1):57-63.
Keramat, A., Masoomi, S. Z., Mousavi, S. A., Poorolajal, J., Shobeiri, F., & Hazavhei, S. M. (2014). Quality of life and its related factors in infertile couples. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 14(1), 57-63.
Keramat A, et al. Quality of Life and Its Related Factors in Infertile Couples. J Res Health Sci. 2014;14(1):57-63. PubMed PMID: 24402852.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Quality of life and its related factors in infertile couples. AU - Keramat,Afsaneh, AU - Masoomi,Seyyedeh Zahra, AU - Mousavi,Seyed Abbas, AU - Poorolajal,Jalal, AU - Shobeiri,Fatemeh, AU - Hazavhei,Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi, PY - 2013/07/31/received PY - 2013/12/04/accepted PY - 2013/11/02/revised PY - 2014/1/10/entrez PY - 2014/1/10/pubmed PY - 2015/12/15/medline KW - Infertility KW - Quality of life KW - Satisfaction KW - Self-esteem SP - 57 EP - 63 JF - Journal of research in health sciences JO - J Res Health Sci VL - 14 IS - 1 N2 - 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 between general and specified QoL with different psychological aspects of self-esteem, social support, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction in a sample of Iranian infertile couples. METHODS: 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 assessment of social support. The sexual satisfaction was also assessed by the Lindaberg questionnaire. 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). CONCLUSIONS: The QoL status in infertile couples is directly associated with their self-esteem, social support, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction. SN - 2228-7809 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24402852/Quality_of_life_and_its_related_factors_in_infertile_couples_ L2 - http://jrhs.umsha.ac.ir/index.php/JRHS/article/view/1076/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -