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Reproductive Health

, 7:3

First Online: 09 May 2010Received: 28 August 2009Accepted: 09 May 2010DOI: 10.1186-1742-4755-7-3

Cite this article as: Chachamovich, J.L.R., Chachamovich, E., Ezer, H. et al. Reprod Health 2010 7: 3. doi:10.1186-1742-4755-7-3

Abstract

BackgroundInfertility is associated with impairment in human life. The quality of life QOL construct allows measuring the impact of health conditions in a broader way. The study aimed to explore the impact of the psychological distress on QOL-s dimensions in men experiencing infertility.

Methods162 men were completed a socio-demographic form, SF-36, WHOQOL-BREF, Beck Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory. Hierarchical regressions included demographic and clinic variables, and subsequently depression and anxiety were added.

Results and DiscussionModel 1 was not accurate in predicting QOL. R values ranged from 0.029 Social Functioning to 0.149 Mental Health. Eight domains were not associated with any of the predictors. In the second model, a Rincrease was observed in all domains. R of QOL scores ranged from .209 Role Physical to .406 Social Functioning. The intensity of the depression was a significant predictor for all outcomes. The load of depression was higher than the ones of the socio-demographic and clinical variables. Anxiety levels have also presented the same effect, but with less intensity.

ConclusionSubthreshold depression and anxiety were major predictors of QOL in men experiencing infertility. Health professionals need to include assessment of psychological symptomatology to plan more efficient interventions to infertile patients.

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Author: Juliana L R Chachamovich - Eduardo Chachamovich - Hélène Ezer - Fernanda P Cordova - Marcelo M P Fleck - Daniela R K

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