The relationship between personality characteristics and following infertility treatment processes in infertile women in Isfahan

Mardanian, F.; Godazandeha, F.; Jabalamelian, S
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p77
Academic Journal
Introduction: Infertility affects men and women of reproductive age and puts them at the risk of emotional and psychological problems. The aim of this study was to compare the profile of personality factors in the group who followed and those who did not follow fertility treatment in Isfahan. Materials and Methods: The research method was descriptive and causal comparative type. In order to conduct the research, 38 infertile individuals including 19 people who followed infertility treatment and 19 people who did not follow the treatment were randomly selected. For statistical operations, SPSS 15 software was used. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) also was used as the study's tool. Self-assessment questionnaire is the most objective personality assessment tool that is used in this study. Results: Using multivariate analysis of variance, the results showed that there was no significant difference, in terms of personality dimensions, between those who followed and those who did not follow infertility treatment (p<0.05). However, t-test results showed that the group that followed infertility treatment, experience a higher level of paranoia and nervous or mental fatigue (p<0.05). No significant difference was observed in other dimensions. Conclusion: Since infertility and its treatment is an issue affected by many factors such as family circumstances, financial resources, culture, etc, thus, it seems natural that certain personality types or characteristics have not been correlated with following or non-following treatment.


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