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Irani F, Amini L, Mohammadbeigi R, Haghani H. Comparison of Happiness in Infertile Women and Wives of Infertile Men. JCCNC 2023; 9 (2) :6-6
URL: http://jccnc.iums.ac.ir/article-1-434-en.html
1- Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center (NMCRC) and Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , amini.l@iums.ac.ir
3- Clinical Research Development Unit (ShACkRDU), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (181 Views)
Background: Infertility and its treatment as one of the most difficult experiences in life, affects the mental health and happiness of couples, especially the women. This study was conducted with the aim of comparing the happiness of infertile women and the wives of infertile men.
Methods: This was a comparative cross-sectional study. The study sample included 142 women (71 infertile women and 71 wives of infertile men) referring to the infertility clinic of Akbarabadi Hospital in Tehran-Iran, who were selected by consecutive sampling from February to August 2020.  Demographic information and the Oxford Happiness Inventory (OHI) were used to collect the data. The data analysis was performed in SPSS software (version 16) using Fisher's exact test, Chi-square, Kruskal-wallis and independent t-test. A P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: The results of the study showed that infertile women are happier than the wives of infertile men (P = 0.006). Also, the subscales of life satisfaction (P = 0.016), efficacy (P = 0.025), cheerfulness (P=0.001), and self-esteem (P= 0.017) were higher in infertile women than the other group. However, there was no significant difference between the subscales of sociability and well-being in the two groups.
Conclusion: According to the findings, spouses of infertile men may experience lower levels of happiness than infertile women. In addition to the need of paying more attention to the psychological condition of infertile men's wives, it seems that more detailed studies with a higher sample size are needed to confirm the results. Also, qualitative studies are recommended to clarify all dimensions of happiness of infertile couples.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2022/11/1 | Accepted: 2022/12/18 | Published: 2023/04/23

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