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Doctoral Thesis | Medical Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022
A Cross Sectional Observation Study to Assess Stress by Measuring Fertility Quality of Life in Couples Experiencing Primary Infertility
Brindha Chandrasekaran  | Srisaranya T.
Abstract: To assess infertility related stress by measuring fertility quality of life in couples experiencing primary infertility using FertiQoL questionnaire. To identify whether there is any significant difference in the stress level and quality of life between males and females experiencing primary infertility. A crosssectional observation study conducted at G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore during the period of June 2016 to June 2017 in 100 couples experiencing primary infertility in the age group of 25 to 40 years using FertiQoL questionnaire. All the scores summarised using mean and standard deviation and comparison between male and female patients done using independent samples t - test. In our study both men and women score less in emotional, mind /body and social subscales of which women score less than men. Relational subscale scores were better in both men and women when compared to rest of the subscales. Treatment tolerability is poor than treatment environment in both men and women. Overall FertiQoL is less in both men and women of which women are more negatively affected. Inspite of medical and surgical management of infertility these patients should be given routine counselling and support to improve their fertility quality of life and to decrease their stress level related to infertility.
Keywords: Infertility, stress, FertiQoL, domains, score
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,
Pages: 252 - 258