Volume 7, Issue 3 (9-2017)                   PCNM 2017, 7(3): 17-24 | Back to browse issues page

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Yousefzade M, Rezaiee Ahvanuiee M, Dolatshahi B, Mohammad-khani P. Predicting Fertility quality of life based on coping strategies, duration and infertility factors . PCNM. 2017; 7 (3) :17-24
URL: http://zums.ac.ir/nmcjournal/article-1-518-en.html
MSc. in counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran , mohsenrezaiee.ir69@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (151 Views)
Background: Infertility is a serious medical problem with effects on quality of life Various factors such as social-demographic factors, cognitive perceptions and coping strategies can affect emotional reactions to infertility and its treatment.
Objectives: This study aims to identify Fertility quality of life (Fertiqol) of infertile couples and the role of coping strategies, duration and cause of infertility.
Methods: In this predictive correlational study 180 infertile Iranian patients (90 couples) referred to the Vali-e-Asr Reproductive health Research Center in 2015 were selected according to convenience sampling method  and completed the following questionnaires: demographic questionnaire, Fertility quality of life (Fertiqol) and coping styles for infertility. Data were analyzes using Pearson’s correlation coefficient, multiple regression analysis with SPSS sofware version 18.
Results: The results showed that Fertiqol with meaning-based coping strategies have a significant positive relationship (r=0.42) and have a significant negative relationship (r=-0.41) with active avoidance coping strategies. These strategies together accounted for 30.6 percent of the variance of fertility quality of life.
Conclusion: As more use of Meaning-based coping strategies and less active avoidant coping strategy and less duration of infertility are associated with improving the quality of life of infertile couples. Hence, offering psychological services and conducting educational interventions for effective coping strategies along with biologic treatments for infertile couples is emphasized.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/29

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