Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28--34

Prevalence and predictors of infertility-specific stress in women diagnosed with primary infertility: A clinic-based study


Ansha Patel1, P. S. V. N. Sharma1, Pratapkumar Narayan2, VS Binu3, N Dinesh4, Praveena Joglekar Pai5 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manipal Assisted Reproductive Centre, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Statistics, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Ansha Patel
Clinical Psychologist, Room Number 33, 4th Floor, Main OPD Building, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India

BACKGROUND: According to the existing literature on infertility, stress appears to be inevitably associated with infertility diagnosis and treatment in sub-fertile individuals. The epidemiological data on the prevalence and predictors of infertility-specific stress in cultural specific scenario are scarce. The objective of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of infertility-specific stress and identify predictors of infertility-specific stress in women diagnosed with primary infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 300 infertile married women, diagnosed with primary infertility. The tools used for the assessment were “semi-structured questionnaire ” compiled by the authors, “ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders (Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines), ” and “Psychological Evaluation Test for infertility. ” STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Data were analyzed using SPSS (version 15). Chi-square test was used for univariate analysis followed by multiple logistic regressions between stress and the predictor variables. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The prevalence of stress among women was 80%. Univariate analysis revealed that predictors of stress were years of marital life, duration of infertility, infertility type, history of gynecological surgery, cycles of ovulation induction with timed intercourse and intra-uterine inseminations, present and past psychiatric morbidity, coping difficulties, gynecological diagnosis, and severity of premenstrual dysphoria. Multivariate analysis showed leading associations of stress with infertility type and coping difficulties.


How to cite this article:
Patel A, Sharma P, Narayan P, Binu V S, Dinesh N, Pai PJ. Prevalence and predictors of infertility-specific stress in women diagnosed with primary infertility: A clinic-based study.J Hum Reprod Sci 2016;9:28-34


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Patel A, Sharma P, Narayan P, Binu V S, Dinesh N, Pai PJ. Prevalence and predictors of infertility-specific stress in women diagnosed with primary infertility: A clinic-based study. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 May 28 ];9:28-34
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