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AMUJ 2012, 14(6): 27-35 Back to browse issues page
The comparison of general health between fertile and infertile women of Arak City in 2010
Mehri Jamilian , Mohammad Rafiei , Hamid Reza Jamilian , Azam Esmkhani
Associate Professor Arak university of Medical Sciences , rafeie@yahoo.com
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Background: Noticing the significant role of fertility in Iranian families, the incidence of infertility and its social and cultural dimensions, this study was carried out to compare general health status of infertile women with fertile women. Materials and Methods: This observational case-control study was done on 147 women as the control group and 147 infertile patients as the case group who were matched in terms of influential variables. Data collection was done through demographic questionnaire and general health questionnaire (GHQ) which were completed by both groups. The results were analyzed by logistic regression analysis, t test, and chi-square using STATA 10 software. Results: Means of general health score in fertile and infertile women were 19.249.72 and 28.06 10, respectively. Here the mean score of the infertile women was significantly higher in comparison with the fertile women (p<0.001). Physical symptoms, anxiety, social interaction, and depression scores of infertile women were significantly higher in comparison with the fertile women (p<0.001). There were no significant differences in the means of age and duration of marriage between the two groups and the distribution of educational level, occupation, and income levels were the same in the two groups. Conclusion: Average scores of general health and physical complaints, anxiety, impaired social interaction, and depression in infertile women were higher than those in fertile women. This indicates their involvement with some degrees of public health diseases.
Keywords: Arak City, Fertile women, Infertile women, Public health
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Subject: psychology
Received: 2011/01/30
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Jamilian M, Rafiei M, Jamilian H R, Esmkhani A. The comparison of general health between fertile and infertile women of Arak City in 2010. AMUJ. 2012; 14 (6) :27-35
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