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Mokhtari Sorkhani T, Alidousti K, Ahmadi A, Mirzaee M, Habibzadeh V. Effect of Infertility Counseling on the Quality of Life of infertile Couples: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Arak Uni Med Sci 2022; 24 (6) :820-833
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1- Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
2- Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. , alidoosti@kmu.ac.ir
3- Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
4- Department of Ob and Gyn, Afzalipour Clinical Center for Infertility, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Afzalipour Hospital, Kerman, Iran.
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Background & Aim: Infertility is defined as inability to become pregnant with regular sexual intercourse for more than one year without using preventive methods. Infertility has negative effects on the quality of life of infertile couples. this thesis was done with the purpose of investigating the effecte of infertility counseling to improve the quality of life among infertile couples
Materials and Methods: This randomized clinical trial was carried out on sixty infertile couples with primary infertility in2017. Samples were allocated to an intervention (30 couples) and a control group (30 couples) by simple randomization. Even days of the first week, the intervention group and in the odd days, control group samples were selected, and the opposite was done in the following week. The intervention group received infertility counseling for six forty-five-minute sessions twice a week. However, control group received routine care. FertiQoL questionnaire was completed before and after intervention. For data analysis SPSS 19 software and Paired T-Test statistical tests , Mann-Whitney and Chi-Square Test, were used.
Ethical Considerations: Ethical code is IR.KMU.REC.1395.678  in Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Findings: Comparison of the differences between the mean of quality of life in the intervention and control groups before counseling and after counseling indicated  that infertility counseling increased Meaningful quality of life in the intervention group (p <0.0001) 
Conclusion: The results indicated infertility counseling can improve the quality of life among infertile couples. Therefore, it can lead to more satisfaction and cooperation in infertility treatment.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Obstetrics & Gynocology
Received: 2021/04/1 | Accepted: 2021/10/6

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