Social Support of Infertile Women Seeking Infertility Treatment: A Cross Sectional Study

D’Souza, Vinitha and Noronha, Judith Angelitta and Nayak, Shobha (2014) Social Support of Infertile Women Seeking Infertility Treatment: A Cross Sectional Study. Asia Pacific Journal of Research, 1. pp. 82-89. ISSN 2347-4793

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Abstract

Infertility is one of the major health problem and sensitive issues where the couples are unable to produce their own biological child with the natural process.Social support can be a crucial component for a woman to adjust to the unexpected pain of infertility, especially since most women like to share their fertility related issues with othersto cope with their problem. Objective: This study was designed to assess the social support of infertile women seeking infertility treatment. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 180 infertile women aged 20-40 years of Udupi District in Karnataka by non-probability purposive sampling. The data was collected using a valid social support scale. Findings: Majority of the study population (75%, 135) had good social support. There was a difference in mean percentage scores and standard deviation in different subareas of support from husband (87±3.72), support from family (74.3±4.04), support from friends (70.5%±4.74). Conclusions: This study revealed that infertile women who received good social support especially from their partners dealt with infertility related stress effectively and sought timely treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infertile women; Infertility; Infertility treatment; Social support
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 07:06
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2014 07:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141210

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