Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Quality of Life Therapy (QOLT) on Individual Well-being and Happiness of Infertile Women

Alireza Agha Yusefi, Mehdi Dahestani, Parastoo Abaspour, Mitra Bakhtiari, Sarah Vafaee

Abstract


Infertility is one of the causes of chronic stress that can cause a variety of psychological problems. Hence, for increase the
mental health of infertile women some psychological intervention seems essential. This study examined the effectiveness of
quality of life treatment on individual well-being and happiness. The population consisted of all infertile women lived in
Kermanshah in 2014. The method in this study was a quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and the control group.
Consisted of all infertile women in the study was Kermanshah in 1393. All infertile women referred to the infertility center from
beginning of September until the end of December. Finally, 30 patients were selected and replaced in two groups randomly.
Well-being scale used for assessing the individual well-being and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire used to measure the
happiness of infertile women. For data analyzing, paired t-test and covariance (ANCOVA) were used. The results of analysis of
covariance (ANCOVA) showed that two groups have significant differences in the individual well-being (78/12 = F, 001/0> p)
and happiness (86/12 = F, 001/0> p). Therefore, according to the obtained results in this study, quality of life treatment can be
used in order to promote individual well-being and happiness in infertile women.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s6p87


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