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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 270) Last page : ( 273)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00053.1

A Study to Assess the Bio-psychosocial Problems of Infertility women attending selected Infertility Clinics at Mangalore

Ms. Divyashree M.1,*, Mrs. Mathias Theresa1

1M.Sc. (Mental Health Nursing) Nursing, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, A.J. Towers, Balmatta, Mangalore-575002, Karnataka, India

2Professor, Mental Health Nursing, Laxmi memorial College of Nursing, A.J Towers, Balmatta, Mangalore-575002, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author Email: divyakulal29@gmail.com, tresavinay@yahoo.com


Parenthood is one of the major transitions in adult life for both men and women. The stress of non-fulfillment of a wish for a child has been associated with emotional related problems such as anger, depression, anxiety, marital problems, sexual dysfunction, and social isolation. Couples experience stigma, sense of loss, and diminished self-esteem in the setting of their infertility 1. Among infertile couples, in general, women show higher levels of distress than their male partners. Both men and women experience a sense of loss of identity and have pronounced feelings of incompleteness and incompetence 2. The aim of this study was to assess the biopsychosocial problems of infertile women attending selected infertility clinics at Mangalore”. The descriptive survey approach was adopted to determine the bio psychosocial problems of infertile women. The conceptual framework was based on Callista Roy's adaptation model (1976). A sample of 100 infertile women were selected by the purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by using demographic Proforma, checklist on biological problems and rating scales on psychosocial problems questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed to achieve the objectives of the study and to test the research hypotheses using descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysis of study reveals that Maximum (81%) of infertile women had moderate biological problem and Majority 89% of the infertile women had moderate psychosocial problems.



Bio-psychosocial problems, Infertility clinic, Infertility women.


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