Comparison of Mental Health Ratings of Fertile and Infertile Couples

AUTHORS

mehrdad mazaheri 1 , * , Reyhaneh Mohsenian 2

1 Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Cultural Sciences and Psychology, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Iran.

2 MSc of General Psychology, School of Cultural Sciences and Psychology, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: mazaheri M, Mohsenian R. Comparison of Mental Health Ratings of Fertile and Infertile Couples, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(1):e93681.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e93681
Published Online: June 02, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: March 31, 2011
Accepted: April 27, 2011
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Abstract

Background: The aim of current study was to compare the mental health of fertile and infertile couples.

Materials and Method: A sample of four groups (infertile couples who gave birth child after treatment, infertile couples who brought adopted child, fertile couples who gave birth normally and infertile couples who have no children) have been selected using available sampling method and were asked to complete the mental health questionnaire (GHQ-28). A descriptive design has been used as the research method.

Results: Infertile couples who had no children compared to other studied groups showed more risk for different psychological problems.

Conclusion: Having no children seemed to make an important influence on psychological health. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 72-75 ]

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