Explaining Excellent Marital Quality of Life among Infertile Couples: A Study of Thematic Analysis
Background & objectAlthough there is no severe emotional problems among infertile couples, the quality of their marital life is affected by infertile very much. However, results of some studies show that for most of infertile couples, this issue will bring a chance to improve their relation with their couple and intimate them more with each other. The aim of this study is to explore and explain couples' Themes about high quality marriage's infertile couples.
MethodThis study has a qualitative approach that was done by semi-structured interviews with 15 infertile couples who were selected objectively among those who referred to Yazd Infertility Treatment Center. The participants signed informed consent form and answered the Marriage Quality Criterion (RDAS) – only to evaluate the marriage quality- and GHQ-28 Questionnaire – only to recognize the non-clinical population- before starting the interview. Data coding and analyzing was done by thematic analyze.
FindingsAccording to the analysis of answers, paired components about marital quality among infertile couples can be classified into five basic groups of "Make a happy and healthy marriage and take care of it" "lovely and intimate relation with each other", " Acceptance along with compassion towards and Commitment", "Stress Management and informed stability of marriage", and "A healthy relationship with the world of relationships outside" and 26 sub themes and 85 categories.
ConclusionAccording to the findings of this study, the quality of marital life about infertile couples is a multi-dimensional issue and due to lack of native studies about quality of infertile couples' lives, the results of this study can be used to improve the quality level of marital life of infertile couples in Infertile Treatment Centers and Psychological Counseling Centers and bring a basis for future studies in the field of investigating factors relative to marital quality among infertile couples in Iran culture.
Armaghane-danesh, Volume:23 Issue:6, 2019
792 - 807
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