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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2017;23(2):117-125.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2017.23.2.117    Published online June 27, 2017.
Factors Influencing Infertility-related Quality of Life in Women Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Focusing on Depression and Resilience
You Jung Jung, Hye Young Kim
1Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. hye11533@kmu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting on infertility-related quality of life in women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques focusing on depression and resilience.
METHODS
With correlational survey design, 125 infertile women who were receiving inpatient and outpatient treatment in K university hospital in D city completed a structured questionnaire.
RESULTS
There was a significant negative correlation between depression and resilience and between the depression and the quality of life. There was a significant positive correlation between resilience and the quality of life. The factors affecting on infertility-related quality of life were depression, burden of expenses, and relationship with husband which explained 48% in the quality of life.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to develop and apply nursing programs that include individual counseling and education for infertile couple. Social support including financial support and better environment for these women will be also essential.
Key Words: Infertility; Quality of life; Assisted reproductive techniques; Nursing


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