A Comparative Study to Assess the Level of Quality of Life Among Fertile Vs Infertile Women at Selected Maternity Hospital & Infertility Clinics, Vadodara, Gujarat
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Moreover, infertility can be a traumatic emotional experience. Many psychological issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, decreased sexual satisfaction, low self-esteem, and a lower standard of living, might be impacted by it. The goal of the current study is to evaluate the quality of life for fertile and infertile women at specific Vadodara maternity hospitals and infertility clinics. In this study, a comparative research design is used together with a quantitative research study approach. By distributing the WHOQoL-BREF Scale to 64 women (32 fertile women and 32 infertile women), non-probability convenient sampling was employed to acquire the data (world health organisation quality - of - life scale). Descriptive and inferential statistics, including the Standard Deviation, t-test, and Chi-square test, were used to analyse the data. In both groups, there were sizable variations. 64 women in total—32 fertile and 32 infertile—participated in the study. Infertile women score worse on the quality of life scale (mean: 90.19) than fertile women (mean: 97.81), and they also score lower on the physical, psychological, and social health scales (mean: 25.375, 20.156, and 9.062) than fertile women (mean: 27.375, 22.7813, and 10.906 respectively). Yet, there is no significant difference (P = 0.867) between the two groups when it comes to environmental health. The level of life quality and the chosen socio-demographic indicator show a strong correlation when the association is assessed. Infertility has a negative impact on women's quality of life. Other areas of quality of life, such as physical health, psychological health, and social health, were significantly different between fertile and infertile women in the current study, with the exception of the environmental area. The effects of infertility and related problems, including therapies, the desire to have children, and social pressure, are detrimental to a person's physical, psychological, and social health. Consequently, additional research is required to pinpoint the significant components in various societies.
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