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|Title||Relationship between Infertility Related Stress and Type of Coping among Infertile Males and Females-Gaza Strip|
Background: Infertility is a critical situation that the couples exposed to, perceive and exert a huge stress upon them and as a result, they reacted differently by using different kinds of coping strategies. Objective of the study: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between infertility related stress and type of coping among infertile couples-Gaza Strip in five infertility clinics, and to determine the variables that may be related to study variables including (age, sex, educational level, occupation, duration of infertility, …ect) Methodology: The researcher used in this study descriptive analytical approach, because this approach suits the nature of the study . Sample of the study: The study sample consisted of 129 infertile couples from both sexes who were diagnosed as infertile and they live in Gaza Strip governorates, and who were visiting infertility clinic during the data collection and met the inclusion criteria for the study. Instruments of the Study: Fertility Problem inventory(FPI) was used to measure the infertility related stress with five domains; and Lazarus Way of Coping strategy with seven types; and biographical data questionnaire. Statistical Analysis: In this study, we used Descriptive Statistics, Correlation Coefficient "Pearson", t-Test and One-Way ANNOVA. Results: in this study the results showed that there is a significant relationship between infertility related stress and coping strategy, there is a significant increase in the level of infertility-related stress, and most of the sample (93.0 %) experience very high stress, furthermore, all male participants suffer from very high stress, while, 91.3% of female participants suffers from very high stress. The findings of the current study found that there is statistical significances related to duration of infertility, level of education, type of infertility, the type of family, and number of treating doctors The current study found no significant differences in sex, work, type of infertility related to fertility related stress, and psychological counseling. Conclusions: there is a relationship between fertility related stress and coping strategy Recommendations: psychological aspect of infertility should be given more attention, and be considered in all stages of treatment and medical interventions to decrease the psychological suffering of the infertile couples and to prevent developing of the psychological disorder.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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