Psychosocial wellbeing and coping strategies of infertile women seeking infertility treatment

D’Souza, Vinitha and Noronha, Judith A and Kamath, Shobha (2015) Psychosocial wellbeing and coping strategies of infertile women seeking infertility treatment. Journal of Infertility and Reproductive Biology, 3 (2). pp. 176-180.

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Abstract

Infertility refers to the inability of a couple to produce a child even after a year of repeated unprotected intercourse. It has great impact on people’s lives and their psyche. The objectives of this study were to assess the psychosocial wellbeing and coping strategies, to examine its relationship and to find the association with selected demographic variables. A cross sectional survey (n=180) design was used to assess the psychosocial wellbeing and coping strategies of infertile women (aged 20-40 years) seeking infertility treatment in selected infertility clinics of Udupi District Karnataka. Study results showed that majority of the study population (146, 81.1%) had moderate level of psychosocial wellbeing and coped with seeking social support (65.7%). There was a difference in mean scores and standard deviation in sub areas of psychological wellbeing (42.5±5.95), social wellbeing (45.37±5.7). Women with good psychosocial wellbeing used less coping strategies(r = -0.2, p<0.01). There was a significant association between psychosocial wellbeing and educational status of infertile women (p=0.001) and coping strategies with type of the family (p=0.01). Study findings concluded that infertile women do have disturbed psychosocial wellbeing. So counseling sessions is needed to improve their psychosocial wellbeing and to get focus on their treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infertile women; infertility; infertility treatment; psychosocial wellbeing; coping strategies.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 04:47
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2015 04:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143617

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