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The association between stressful life events and perceived quality of life among women attending infertility treatments: the moderating role of coping strategies and perceived couple's dyadic adjustment.
BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 21; 19(1):1548.BP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Research highlighted that Stressful Life Events have high incidence among infertile patients and significant impact on physical and medical parameters related to reproductive functions, but their potential role among factors influencing the infertile patients' perception of fertility-related Quality of Life (QoL) has not been explored. The present study aims to investigate the associations of Stressful Life Events (Stressful events in the family of origin, In family pre-existing pregnancy difficulties, Health problems in childhood) with perceived fertility-related QoL in women attending infertility treatments, examining the potential moderating role of adopted coping strategies and perceived couple's dyadic adjustment.

METHODS

A questionnaire consisting of Socio-demographics and Infertility-related characteristics, Stress-inducing events in the couples' lives Questionnaire (FLS), Coping Orientations to Problem Experienced (COPE), Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), and Core and Treatment subscales of Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) was administered to 266 women attending infertility treatments. A descriptive correlational design with cross-sectional comparison was used. Results Logistic Regression Analyses after adjusting for socio-demographic and infertility-related characteristics revealed that women who reported Stressful events in the family of origin and In family pre-existing pregnancy difficulties were more likely to report lower levels of perceived Core QoL, while women who reported Health problems in childhood were more likely to report lower levels of perceived Treatment QoL. Couple's dyadic adjustment and specific coping strategies were significantly associated with perceived Core and Treatment QoL and they also significantly moderated the associations between stressful life events and perceived QoL.

CONCLUSIONS

Data provided original evidence on the strong association between stressful life events and perceived fertility-related QoL also highlighting individual and couples' resources to define counselling interventions with women attending infertility treatments.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Political Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via L. Rodinò 22, 80138, Naples, Italy. zurlo@unina.it.Department of Humanities, University of Naples Federico II, Via Porta di Massa 1, 80133, Naples, Italy.Department of Humanities, University of Naples Federico II, Via Porta di Massa 1, 80133, Naples, Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31752817

Citation

Zurlo, Maria Clelia, et al. "The Association Between Stressful Life Events and Perceived Quality of Life Among Women Attending Infertility Treatments: the Moderating Role of Coping Strategies and Perceived Couple's Dyadic Adjustment." BMC Public Health, vol. 19, no. 1, 2019, p. 1548.
Zurlo MC, Cattaneo Della Volta MF, Vallone F. The association between stressful life events and perceived quality of life among women attending infertility treatments: the moderating role of coping strategies and perceived couple's dyadic adjustment. BMC Public Health. 2019;19(1):1548.
Zurlo, M. C., Cattaneo Della Volta, M. F., & Vallone, F. (2019). The association between stressful life events and perceived quality of life among women attending infertility treatments: the moderating role of coping strategies and perceived couple's dyadic adjustment. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1548. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7925-4
Zurlo MC, Cattaneo Della Volta MF, Vallone F. The Association Between Stressful Life Events and Perceived Quality of Life Among Women Attending Infertility Treatments: the Moderating Role of Coping Strategies and Perceived Couple's Dyadic Adjustment. BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 21;19(1):1548. PubMed PMID: 31752817.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The association between stressful life events and perceived quality of life among women attending infertility treatments: the moderating role of coping strategies and perceived couple's dyadic adjustment. AU - Zurlo,Maria Clelia, AU - Cattaneo Della Volta,Maria Francesca, AU - Vallone,Federica, Y1 - 2019/11/21/ PY - 2018/07/04/received PY - 2019/10/16/accepted PY - 2019/11/23/entrez PY - 2019/11/23/pubmed PY - 2020/2/15/medline KW - Coping strategies KW - Couple’s dyadic adjustment KW - Infertility KW - Quality of life KW - Stressful life events SP - 1548 EP - 1548 JF - BMC public health JO - BMC Public Health VL - 19 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Research highlighted that Stressful Life Events have high incidence among infertile patients and significant impact on physical and medical parameters related to reproductive functions, but their potential role among factors influencing the infertile patients' perception of fertility-related Quality of Life (QoL) has not been explored. The present study aims to investigate the associations of Stressful Life Events (Stressful events in the family of origin, In family pre-existing pregnancy difficulties, Health problems in childhood) with perceived fertility-related QoL in women attending infertility treatments, examining the potential moderating role of adopted coping strategies and perceived couple's dyadic adjustment. METHODS: A questionnaire consisting of Socio-demographics and Infertility-related characteristics, Stress-inducing events in the couples' lives Questionnaire (FLS), Coping Orientations to Problem Experienced (COPE), Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), and Core and Treatment subscales of Fertility Quality of Life (FertiQoL) was administered to 266 women attending infertility treatments. A descriptive correlational design with cross-sectional comparison was used. Results Logistic Regression Analyses after adjusting for socio-demographic and infertility-related characteristics revealed that women who reported Stressful events in the family of origin and In family pre-existing pregnancy difficulties were more likely to report lower levels of perceived Core QoL, while women who reported Health problems in childhood were more likely to report lower levels of perceived Treatment QoL. Couple's dyadic adjustment and specific coping strategies were significantly associated with perceived Core and Treatment QoL and they also significantly moderated the associations between stressful life events and perceived QoL. CONCLUSIONS: Data provided original evidence on the strong association between stressful life events and perceived fertility-related QoL also highlighting individual and couples' resources to define counselling interventions with women attending infertility treatments. SN - 1471-2458 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31752817/The_association_between_stressful_life_events_and_perceived_quality_of_life_among_women_attending_infertility_treatments:_the_moderating_role_of_coping_strategies_and_perceived_couple's_dyadic_adjustment_ L2 - https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-7925-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -