A comparative study of the level of mental health, happiness, inferiority feelings, marital satisfaction and marital conflict in fertile and infertile women in Kermanshah

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Jamile Shahverdi 1 , Seyed‏ ‏Mojtaba Ahmadi 1 , * , Kheirollah‏ ‏ Sadeghi‎ 1 , Mitra Bakhtiari‎ 2 , Mansour Rezaei 3 , Fateme‏ ‏ Veisy‎ 1 , Firoze Khamoshi‎ 4

1 Department of Clinical‏ ‏Psychology, Faculty of medicine,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah University of‏ ‏Medical Science, Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Department of Anatomy and‏ ‏Biology, Faculty of medicine,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah‎, Iran

3 Department of Biostatistics and‏ ‏Epidemiology, Faculty of‏ ‏medicine, Kermanshah ‎University‏ ‏of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah‎, Iran

4 Department of Public Health,‎‏ ‏Faculty of Health, Kermanshah‏ ‏University of Medical ‎Science,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah‎, Iran

How to Cite: Shahverdi J, Ahmadi S ‏ , Sadeghi‎ K ‏, Bakhtiari‎ M , Rezaei M , et al. A comparative study of the level of mental health, happiness, inferiority feelings, marital satisfaction and marital conflict in fertile and infertile women in Kermanshah, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2015 ; 4(3):e82062.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 4 (3); e82062
Published Online: November 13, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 08, 2015
Accepted: October 01, 2015

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Abstract

Background: Infertility and the reactions of people towards it can lead to psychological disorders which have negative effects on the life of young couples. Therefore, this study aims to comparatively analyze the level of mental health, happiness, inferiority feelings, sexual satisfaction and marital conflict in fertile and infertile women in Kermanshah.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was done on 100 infertile and 100 fertile women using convenient sampling. The questionnaires used in this study were Scaled-General Health Questionaire-28 (GHQ-28), happiness, inferiority feelings, Enrich Marital Satisfaction Scale (EMS) and Kansas Marital Conflict Scale (KMCS). Running Chi-squared and independent t-tests, the data was analyzed using SPSS-16.
Results: The results of this study revealed that there is a significant difference between the studied variables in the fertile and the infertile women (P<0/05). The level of mental health, happiness and marital satisfaction were higher in the fertile women (P<0/001) whereas inferiority feelings and marital conflict were stronger in the infertile women (P<0/05).
Conclusion: Infertile women are exposed to more psychological disorders in comparison to fertile ones. Considering such problems of infertile women, it seems necessary for fertility clinics to have some psychologists.
 

Keywords

Mental Health Happiness Inferiority Feelings Marital Satisfaction Marital Conflict Infertility

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