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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2016;20(2):140-151.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2016.20.2.140    Published online May 31, 2016.
Relationship between Infertility Stress and Quality of Life of Infertile Women: Based on the Moderating and Mediating Effects of Sexual Satisfaction
Miok Kim
Department of Nursing, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea
난임 여성의 난임스트레스와 삶의 질과의 관계에서 성만족도의 조절효과 및 매개효과
김미옥
남서울대학교 간호학과
Correspondence:  Miok Kim,
Email: aprilsea@hanmail.net
Abstract
Purpose
We aim to assess the moderating and mediating effects of sexual satisfaction in the relationship between infertility stress and quality of life of infertile women, and contribute to alleviate the infertility stress and promote the quality of life of infertile women.
Methods
As a descriptive study, we surveyed 151 infertile women in G. and B in Korea. cities from November 2014 to January 2015. The data was analyzed in SPSS WIN 18.0 program.
Results
Infertility stress, sexual satisfaction, and quality of life averaged 3.82±.56 (range of scale 1~6), 3.42±.44 (range of scale 1~5), and 3.52±.50 (range of scale 1~5), respectively. Infertility stress had a negative correlation with quality of life (r=-.709, p<.001). Sexual satisfaction had a negative correlation with infertility stress (r=-.332, p<.001), and positive correlation with quality of life (r=.543, p<.001). Sexual satisfaction did not have moderating effects on the relationship between infertility stress and quality of life. However, sexual satisfaction showed mediating effects between infertility stress and quality of life.
Conclusion
Therefore, it is necessary to provide infertile women with the counseling on their sexual problems, and the intervention programs for infertile women is expected to help them cope and adapt with their personal and marital problems, reduce their stress, and thus promote their quality of life.
Key Words: infertile women, stress, quality of life, sexual satisfaction
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