ESTIMATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG INFERTILE WOMEN SEEKING TREATMENT IN SERVICES HOSPITAL, LAHORE

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Nuzhat Sher
Prof. Samina Kausar
Fouzia Naz
Saima Kausar
Nasra Shabbir

Keywords

Quality of life, Infertile Women, Emotional Well-being, Socioeconomic Status.

Abstract

Background: Infertility in women profoundly affects their quality of life and emotional wellbeing. In developing countries like Pakistan, women with infertility bear the unprecedented consequences in every sphere of life.


Objective of the Study: This study was conducted to assess the quality of life among infertile women attending Gynecology OPD in Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS), Lahore.


Materials and Methods: The nature of the study was cross-section and descriptive. By using non probability sampling, a number of 102 married women with infertility seeking treatment in OPD of Services Hospital, Lahore was sampled. The convenient approach was employed to draw the representative and equitable sample. Study was conducted for 05 months from January 2022 to May 2022. A well-structured questionnaire was used to collect the data from the participants ensuring their consent, privacy and confidentiality. The descriptive analysis was applied such as Mean with standard deviation for continuous variables and estimation of quality of life. Frequency and percentage was calculated for categorical variables. Moreover, Chi square test was used to analyze the causal-relationship.


Results: The results yielded that women with infertility led to a poor quality of life in emotional, physical and social domain. Speaking statistically, 66.66% women had low quality of life, 29.41% women had better quality of life and 3.93% women had good quality of life. Moreover, the results indicated that study participants had and better quality of life in relational and environmental domain. Furthermore, the study participants who were younger with higher education level and better socioeconomic status depicted better quality of life.


Conclusion: In a nut shell, it was concluded that the infertile women had low quality of life. However, age, educational level and socio-economic status were the factors that enhanced the quality of life.

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