The Quality of Life and Dyadic Adjustment of Couples Receiving Infertility Treatment

Fatma Zeren, Elif Gürsoy, Ertuğrul Çolak

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the factors that affect the dyadic adjustment and quality of life of individuals receiving infertility treatment and to evaluate the effect of dyadic adjustment on their quality of life. This study was conducted as a descriptive and cross-sectional study with 209 males and 213 females. The study data was collected using an introductory information form about socio-demographic characteristics, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale and the FertiQol Scale. The main findings of the study were that gender and marital status influenced dyadic adjustment and quality of life (p<0.05), and that income status affected only dyadic adjustment (p<0.05). There was a statistically significant relationship (37%) between scores for dyadic adjustment and scores for quality of life (p<0.001). It was determined that females in infertility treatment had lower dyadic adjustment and quality of life than men. (Afr J Reprod Health 2019; 23[1]: 117-127).

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