Evaluation of psychological variables in women who takes infertility care

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Kurhan F., Çöpoğlu Ü. S.

Eastern Journal of Medicine, vol.26, no.1, pp.51-55, 2021 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/ejm.2021.81542
  • Journal Name: Eastern Journal of Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-55
  • Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Guiltiness, Infertility, Shyness
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, Yuzuncu Yil Universitesi Tip Fakultesi. All rights reserved.Infertility can cause many psychological problems in many women with numerous different ways. We aim to evaluate social support and family relation among women who takes treatment of infertility and who have depression, anxiety and guiltiness, shyness and infertility problems inventory. 71 women who have applied to department of obstetrics and gynaecology have been included in that study. Control group consist of 71 women between 18-45 ages, who were volunteer and had never taken treatment of infertility and also they had child. Various tests were applied to these women such as Hamilton Depression Test (HAM-D), Hamilton Anxiety Test (HAM-A), Shyness-Guiltiness Test, Multi-Dimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (ÇBASDÖ) and Family Support Test. Average age of infertile group was 30.0+ 3.6 years and average age of control group was 28.7+5.0 (p:0.084). According to analysis there was not difference between infertile group and control group of depression rate (infertile group %14.1 control group %9.9, p.0.438);but there was a significant difference between infertile and control groups for anxiety levels (infertile group 10.2-42, control group 7.0-34 p<0.001), shyness-guiltiness (infertile group in 101 control group 69, p<0.001), perceived social support (infertile group 55 control group 52, p<0.001), fertility problems (infertile group 170, control group 135 p<0.001).These results of infertile group were really higher than results of control group. Perceived family supports rates of infertile group were lower than rates of control group (infertile group 30, control group 37. p<0.001). In our study, we determined that anxiety, shyness and guiltiness were very high in infertile people and on the other hand family support was low. Our findings showed that infertile patients need psychological support from the time of diagnosis and during the treatment. For this reason, it can be said that it is useful to set a good connection be tween infertile polyclinic and psychiatry polyclinic.