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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 105-109

Marital adjustment as a predictor of quality of life in infertile couples


1 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia Branch, Iran
2 Department of Medical- Surgical Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Tabrtiz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Midwifery, Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, Iran
4 Department of Midwifery, Khoy University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
5 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Khatamolanbia Hospital, Salmas, Urmia, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Elnaz Asghari
Nursing and Midwifery School, Shariatee Street, Tabriz
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/shb.shb_10_21

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Introduction: Quality of life of couples may be affected by infertility. Information about their quality of life can be used for developing health promotion programs by the nurses. The purpose of this study was to predict the factors that affect the quality of life of infertile couples based on marital adjustment, factors related to infertility, and background characteristics. Methods: In this descriptive correlational study, 131 women and 79 men referred to an infertility center were recruited using a convenience method. Data were collected using the quality of life and Spiner's marital adjustment questionnaires. Regression analysis was used for the data analysis through the SPSS software version 16. Results: The means of the females and males' age were 35.74 ± 6.11 years and 32.45 ± 5.72 years, respectively. Of variables with a P < 0.1 that entered the regression analysis, marital adjustment (β = −0.444, P < 0.001), gender (β = 0.138, P < 0.023), and insurance (β = 0.199, P < 0.001) accounted for 78% of the observed variance in the quality of life of the infertile couples. Conclusion: The results revealed that fundamental interventions are needed to improve the quality of life of infertile couples. Providing the necessary training when couples go to the infertility clinic and improving insurance coverage for infertility treatment is recommended based on the results.


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