Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING AND MIDWIFERY   SUMMER 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 2 #P0066; Page(s) 52 To 63.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF CONTINUOUS CARE MODEL ON EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL CONNECTION ASPECTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE OF INFERTILE WOMEN

 
 
Author(s):  FADAEE M., RAHIMI KIAN F.*, DAMGHANIAN M., SHAHROKHNEJAD TEHRANI E., MEHRAN A.
 
* NURSING AND MIDWIFERY CARE RESEARCH CENTER, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, I.R. IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and aim: Infertility and its treatment affect as a crisis on various aspect of quality of life in women that is the most important aspects of quality of life of emotional issues and social connection. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of continuous care model on emotional health and social connection in infertile women.
Methods: In this semi-experimental study, 80 infertile women referred to infertility centers affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences during 2015 were entered into study by simple (convenient) sampling method. The data were collected by demographic characteristics questionnaire and fertility quality of life questionnaire (FertiQol).2-3 training session was held for implementation of continuous care model. Quality of life in infertile women was evaluated during two stages: before intervention and 2 months after intervention in evaluation stage. Data were analyzed using SPSS by the Independent t-test, Paired t-test, Chi-square and Exact fisher test and p<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: in the case and control groups, mean of quality of life in emotional health after the intervention was 16.75
±3.572 and 8.85±3.971 and in social connection was 17.98±2.922 and 11.45±3.672, respectively. A significant difference between intervention and control group was observed (P=0.002). In the control group, a significant decrease in scores on emotional and social areas after the end of the intervention was observed (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Implementation of continuous care model improves emotional health and social connection in infertile women. It is recommended that continuous care model to be used as a easy, affordable and available care model.

 
Keyword(s): CONTINUOUS CARE MODEL, ASPECTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE, EMOTIONAL HEALTH, SOCIAL CONNECTION, INFERTILITY
 
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