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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1170-1175

An investigation into the effects of psychological consultation on the sense of satisfaction of the infertile women referring to the infertility centers of Tabriz


Department of Midwifery, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Mohammad Islami Vaghar
Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_16_19

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Background and Aim: Infertility is a major crisis in life which causes mental stress. Studies have shown that infertility can negatively influence the sense of satisfaction. The effect of infertility on marital and sexual functioning, health related quality of life (QOL), and the acceptability of the treatment modalities is poorly researched area in Iran. The present study is aimed to investigate the effects of psychological consultation on the sense of satisfaction of the infertile women. Methods: In an experimental study, 90 women referred to the Alzahra Educational and Medical Center and Tabriz Madar Clinic were randomly divided into case and control groups. First, The Personal Information Questionnaire and the Temporal Satisfaction with Life Questionnaire were used to collect information about the samples. The samples of the case group received a 90-minute psychological consultation once a week for 8 weeks. Second, both groups completed the same questionnaires two weeks after the end of consultation sessions. Accordingly, the rate of life satisfaction in the past, present and future was compared, using T-Test, paired T-Test and Chi-Square Tests. Results: The results showed there was a significant difference between the case and control groups in terms of past, present and future life (P < 0.05). The rate of life satisfaction in the case group increased after the psychological consultation sessions. In other words, the behavioral, cognitive and emotional consultation can decrease the negative aspects of infertility. Conclusion: According to the results, an increase in the satisfaction of infertile women in the case group before and after psychological consultation in comparison with control group was significant. Moreover, psychological consultation increased the life satisfaction in infertile women.


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