The prevalence of depression and associated factors among infertile couples.
Keywords:Couples, Depression, Distress, Infertility, Nishtar
Objective: To determine the prevalence and significant associated factors of depression among infertile couples Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nishtar Hospital Multan. Period: 5th March 2021 to 5th July 2021. Material & Methods: One hundred twenty eight infertile couples were enrolled. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was used to assess presence or absence of depression among infertile couples. Results: The prevalence of depression among infertile couples was 63 (31.2%). Age, duration of infertility and family system were significant associated factors of depression among infertile couples. Conclusion: High frequency of depression was noted among infertile couples. Clinicians treating such patients should anticipate depression among infertile couples followed by timely management to relieve them from emotional distress which will improve their personal, psychological and social functioning.
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