Prevalence of Depression and Contributing Factors of Depression in the Infertile Women Referred to Kosar Infertility Center, 2009

Document Type : Original Article


1 Lecturer, Nursing Dept., ZanjanUniversity of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran

2 Lecturer, Nursing Dept., UrmiaUniversity of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

3 Lecturer, Nursing Dept., ZanjanUniversity of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.


Introduction:The infertility and the common social reactions to these persons results in serious psychological problems. One of the most important problems is the depression that has significant effects on all aspects of individual’s life. The goal of his study is investigation of the incidence of depression and factors involved in the infertile women who referred to Kosar center.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted by simple sampling. In the KOSAR infertility center-URMIA in 2009. We studied 100 infertile women by demographic and Beck Depression Inventory. Data were analyzed by SPSS statistical software with ANOVA and Chi-Square test.
Results: Depression was not present in 42% of patients, 36% were mildly depressed, 10% were moderately depressed and 11% had severe depression. As a whole, 58 percent of women had some degree of depression of which 21% had clinical depression. The educational level, career, husband education level and depression were significantly correlated (P<0.005) but there was no significant relationship between depression, duration of infertility and incidence of depression.
Conclusion: Due to the clinical depression in infertile women, the presence of psychologists and psychologic nursing seems a necessity in the infertility treatment centers to diagnose and educate the best approaches to the emotional incapability and depression.


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