Perceived quality of the marital relationship in infertile couples referring to Isfahan fertility and infertility Center

Taebi, M.; Nilforoushan, P.; Jamali, S.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p45
Academic Journal
Introduction: Document about the effects of infertility on marital relationships is discrepant. So this study was designed to investigate the Perceived quality of the marital relationship in infertile couples. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 262 couples (131 men and 131 women) who referred to Isfahan Fertility and Infertility Center in December 2013- March 2014 were selected. Data were collected by the Perceived Relationship Quality Components Inventory (PRQC) (Fletcher 2000). The data were analyzed by SPSS software. A p<0.05 was considered significant. Results: Mean score of PRQC in infertile women and men was 84.1 and 88.5 respectively. Significant difference was found among Mean score of PRQC in two groups (p<0.001). The results showed that the minimum and maximum mean score of PRQC were been in infertile couple with cause of female factor and unexplained infertility. Significant relationships was seen between PRQC and cause of infertility (p<0.02) Conclusion: Perceived quality of the marital relationship in infertile women is low. Efforts should be made to consider infertile women as a target group for Couples Counseling.


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