Volume 16, Number 55 (Sep 2006)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2006, 16(55): 131-137 | Back to browse issues page


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Fooladi E, Danesh M, Kashfi F, Khani S, Mohammadpor R. Study of infertile husbands’ and wives’ point of view to infertility and marital adjustment in patients reffering to Royan infertility center of Tehran in 2005. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2006; 16 (55) :131-137
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Background and purpose: The rate of infertility is estimated 12-21% in Iranian couples. Cooperation of couples is needed for treatment. One potential risk factor for the development of marital problems is difference between partners in their approach to infertility. The aim of this study was to know the infertile couples' approach to infertility and marital adjustment.
Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional study, 160 infertile couples reffering to Royan infertility center of Tehran were enrroled. The data concerning the infertility approach and marital adjustment were recorded in, Copper Smith self esteem and Dyadic adjustment scale (DAS) questionaire. SPSS soft ware was used for the ststistical analysis of the data.
Results: Findings showed that having children was very important to both husbands and wives and both involved in and wanted to talk about trying to have a baby. There was no difference between self esteem and marital adjustment in men and women. There was ststistically significant difference between approach to infertility and marital adjustment in both husbands and wives.
Conclusion: Husbands’ and wives’ approach to infertility and marital adjustment can be used by psychologists in evaluation of infertile couples. Increase of couple interest and involvement in infertility treatment may lead to positive change in couples communication about infertility and to a more positive effect of infertility on the marriage.
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