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Psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan.
East Mediterr Health J. 2018 May 03; 24(2):169-176.EM

Abstract

Background

The psychological and social impact of infertility on married couples alerted researchers in developing countries to consequences of infertility and the need to not underestimate the problem.

Aim

To examine the psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan.

Methods

A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study design was used to collect data regarding depression, psychological distress, life satisfaction, coping, optimism and perceived social support from 248 infertile couples using a self-administered questionnaire. Data were collected from May to August 2016.

Results

One hundred and sixty-four (66%) of the infertile couples had moderate to severe depression. Infertile couples had a high level of psychological distress, low level of life satisfaction, and yet a high level of optimism that the infertility is temporary. Participants had moderate ability to cope, moderate to high level of perception of social support from family and others, and low from friends. There were significant differences in depression and optimism between men and women (P < 0.05).

Conclusion

Jordanian infertile couples face several psychosocial problems that need psychological counselling.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Maternal Child Health Nursing, School of Nursing, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.College of Nursing, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Department of Maternal Child Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan.Medical doctor, ranziskushospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29748946

Citation

Mahadeen, Alia, et al. "Psychosocial Wellbeing of Infertile Couples in Jordan." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 24, no. 2, 2018, pp. 169-176.
Mahadeen A, Mansour A, Al-Halabi J, et al. Psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan. East Mediterr Health J. 2018;24(2):169-176.
Mahadeen, A., Mansour, A., Al-Halabi, J., Al Habashneh, S., & Kenana, A. B. (2018). Psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 24(2), 169-176.
Mahadeen A, et al. Psychosocial Wellbeing of Infertile Couples in Jordan. East Mediterr Health J. 2018 May 3;24(2):169-176. PubMed PMID: 29748946.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan. AU - Mahadeen,Alia, AU - Mansour,Ayman, AU - Al-Halabi,Jehad, AU - Al Habashneh,Samira, AU - Kenana,Aya Bani, Y1 - 2018/05/03/ PY - 2016/02/15/received PY - 2017/03/09/accepted PY - 2018/5/12/entrez PY - 2018/5/12/pubmed PY - 2019/9/26/medline KW - Infertility KW - life course KW - life satisfaction KW - optimism KW - psychological well-being KW - social support SP - 169 EP - 176 JF - Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit JO - East Mediterr Health J VL - 24 IS - 2 N2 - Background: The psychological and social impact of infertility on married couples alerted researchers in developing countries to consequences of infertility and the need to not underestimate the problem. Aim: To examine the psychosocial wellbeing of infertile couples in Jordan. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study design was used to collect data regarding depression, psychological distress, life satisfaction, coping, optimism and perceived social support from 248 infertile couples using a self-administered questionnaire. Data were collected from May to August 2016. Results: One hundred and sixty-four (66%) of the infertile couples had moderate to severe depression. Infertile couples had a high level of psychological distress, low level of life satisfaction, and yet a high level of optimism that the infertility is temporary. Participants had moderate ability to cope, moderate to high level of perception of social support from family and others, and low from friends. There were significant differences in depression and optimism between men and women (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Jordanian infertile couples face several psychosocial problems that need psychological counselling. SN - 1020-3397 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29748946/Psychosocial_wellbeing_of_infertile_couples_in_Jordan_ L2 - http://applications.emro.who.int/EMHJ/v24/02/EMHJ_2018_24_02_169_176.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -