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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 376-383
Predictors of infertility stress among couples diagnosed in a public center for assisted reproductive technology


1 Assisted Reproductive Technology Center of the Reproductive Health Hospital, University Hospital Ibn Sina; Departement of Medical Biotechnology (Med Biotech), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco
2 Department of Nursing, Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Technics of Health, Rabat, Morocco
3 Department of Bacteriology, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V; Laboratory of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco

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Dr. Asmaa Zaidouni
Assisted Reproductive Technology Center of the Reproductive Health Hospital, University Hospital Ibn Sina. Departement of Medical Biotechnology (Med Biotech), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohamed V, Rabat
Morocco
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DOI: 10.4103/jhrs.JHRS_93_18

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Background: All around the world, infertility, in many ways, is recognized as a stressful and a critical experience that can have impact on social and marital life of a couple. Infertility stress may affect the treatment and its outcome for such couples. The objective of the present study is to assess the predictors of high stress of infertility among married couples. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 120 couples (240 patients) who were diagnosed with primary and secondary infertility from June 2017 to June 2018. A psychological self-assessment questionnaire (Perceived Stress Scale-10) was used as a tool to evaluate the presence of high infertility stress among couples after obtaining their consent. Furthermore, other socioepidemiological data of patients were collected. Statistical Analysis: Data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 20). Univariate statistical analysis was used followed by multiple logistic regressions between high infertility stress and the predictor variables. Results and Discussion: The prevalence of high infertility stress was 53.3% among women and 40.8% among men. For women, multivariate analysis showed leading associations of high infertility stress with level of education, infertility type, infertility duration, and etiologies of infertility. However, for men, multivariate analysis showed leading associations between high infertility stress and alcohol status and inadequate sleep and infertility type.


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