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Chehreh H, Neisani Samani L, Seyedfatemi N, Hosseini AF. Anxiety and its Relationship with Infertility and Obstetrics Factors in ART Pregnant Women. IJN. 2012; 25 (77) :77-84
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1306-en.html
Faculty member, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran (Corresponding author). Tel: +98- 9183450980 , hashemieh_chehreh@yahoo.com
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  Background & Aim: Although Pregnancy is a normal and pleasant event in women's life, but it often involves psychological and behavioral changes and can result in stress, particularly in those women whom their pregnancies is occurred after infertility treatment. Accordingly this study aims to determine the anxiety level of the women whose pregnancies have occurred using Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ARTs) and its relationship with infertility and obstetrics factors.

  Material & methods: In this cross sectional study, a total number of 100 women whose pregnancies have occurred using ARTs referring to three infertility centers of Tehran were recruited by convenience sampling. Anxiety was measured by Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and data related to infertility and obstetrics factors were collected by a researcher made questionnaire and was analyzed using SPSS-PC (v. 14) by chi-square and fisher test.

  Result: The mean age of the sample was 33.7±6.8 and the mean marriage duration, gestational age, infertility duration, and the number of ARTs treatment failures was 8.7±5.1, 20.1±10.8, 7.3 ±5.3 and 1.9±1.6 respectively. The findings revealed that 34% of the subjects were suffering from anxiety. There were significant relationships between anxiety levels and infertility duration (P=0.03) and also a history of treatment failure (P=0.02). No significant relationship was found between anxiety and obstetrics factors.

Conclusion: Infertility duration and a history of treatment failure were the two factors that affected the anxiety level during this kind of pregnancy. Accordingly these women are required to be under special considerations from the beginning of infertility diagnosis and also before, during and after pregnancy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/09/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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