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The effect of depression on quality of life in infertile couples: an actor-partner interdependence model approach.
Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018 Apr 24; 16(1):73.HQ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Infertility can cause psychological distress and has a negative impact on quality of life (QoL). There have been no studies investigating the effect of depression on QoL in infertile couples at the dyadic level. This study aimed to investigate the effects of actors' and partners' depression on QoL in male-female dyads experiencing infertility using an innovative dyadic analysis approach, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM).

METHODS

We conducted this cross-sectional study on 180 infertile couples in Tehran, Iran, during August-September 2017. Quality of life and depression were assessed using Fertility Quality of Life and Patient Health Questionnaire-9, respectively. Dyadic data were analyzed by the APIM approach. In this method, actor effect is the impact of a person's depression on his/her own QoL. Partner effect is the impact of a person's depression on his/her partner's QoL.

RESULTS

Results from APIM revealed that both males and females' depression exuded an actor effect on their own QoL (β = - 0.589, p < 0.001; β = - 0.588, p < 0.001, respectively). Furthermore, males' depression exuded a significant partner effect on their wives' QoL (β = - 0.128, p = 0.030). Although the partner effect of females' depression on males' QoL was not statistically significant (β = - 0.108, P = 0.070), males whose wives had higher depression were more to indicate their own QoL was poorer. Based on equality constraint test, both actor and partner effects of depression on QoL were similar between males and females.

CONCLUSIONS

The findings suggest that QoL in infertile patients was influenced by not only their own depression but also their spouses' depression; therefore, interventions to improve QoL should include both males and females.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. mhossein110@yahoo.com.Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.Department of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Epidemiology Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran.Department of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Epidemiology Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29690877

Citation

Maroufizadeh, Saman, et al. "The Effect of Depression On Quality of Life in Infertile Couples: an Actor-partner Interdependence Model Approach." Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 16, no. 1, 2018, p. 73.
Maroufizadeh S, Hosseini M, Rahimi Foroushani A, et al. The effect of depression on quality of life in infertile couples: an actor-partner interdependence model approach. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018;16(1):73.
Maroufizadeh, S., Hosseini, M., Rahimi Foroushani, A., Omani-Samani, R., & Amini, P. (2018). The effect of depression on quality of life in infertile couples: an actor-partner interdependence model approach. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 16(1), 73. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-0904-0
Maroufizadeh S, et al. The Effect of Depression On Quality of Life in Infertile Couples: an Actor-partner Interdependence Model Approach. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018 Apr 24;16(1):73. PubMed PMID: 29690877.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effect of depression on quality of life in infertile couples: an actor-partner interdependence model approach. AU - Maroufizadeh,Saman, AU - Hosseini,Mostafa, AU - Rahimi Foroushani,Abbas, AU - Omani-Samani,Reza, AU - Amini,Payam, Y1 - 2018/04/24/ PY - 2017/10/22/received PY - 2018/04/17/accepted PY - 2018/4/26/entrez PY - 2018/4/25/pubmed PY - 2018/8/28/medline KW - Actor–partner interdependence model KW - Depression KW - Infertility KW - Quality of life SP - 73 EP - 73 JF - Health and quality of life outcomes JO - Health Qual Life Outcomes VL - 16 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Infertility can cause psychological distress and has a negative impact on quality of life (QoL). There have been no studies investigating the effect of depression on QoL in infertile couples at the dyadic level. This study aimed to investigate the effects of actors' and partners' depression on QoL in male-female dyads experiencing infertility using an innovative dyadic analysis approach, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM). METHODS: We conducted this cross-sectional study on 180 infertile couples in Tehran, Iran, during August-September 2017. Quality of life and depression were assessed using Fertility Quality of Life and Patient Health Questionnaire-9, respectively. Dyadic data were analyzed by the APIM approach. In this method, actor effect is the impact of a person's depression on his/her own QoL. Partner effect is the impact of a person's depression on his/her partner's QoL. RESULTS: Results from APIM revealed that both males and females' depression exuded an actor effect on their own QoL (β = - 0.589, p < 0.001; β = - 0.588, p < 0.001, respectively). Furthermore, males' depression exuded a significant partner effect on their wives' QoL (β = - 0.128, p = 0.030). Although the partner effect of females' depression on males' QoL was not statistically significant (β = - 0.108, P = 0.070), males whose wives had higher depression were more to indicate their own QoL was poorer. Based on equality constraint test, both actor and partner effects of depression on QoL were similar between males and females. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that QoL in infertile patients was influenced by not only their own depression but also their spouses' depression; therefore, interventions to improve QoL should include both males and females. SN - 1477-7525 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29690877/The_effect_of_depression_on_quality_of_life_in_infertile_couples:_an_actor_partner_interdependence_model_approach_ L2 - https://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12955-018-0904-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -