International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 10, Part N (2015)
Comparative Study of Depression Level among Fertile and Infertile Couples
Ruchi Galundia, Radhica Sethia, Vinita Sharma
Infertility being a medical problem leads to serious psychosocial problem. Due to many life style factors, infertility is rising at an alarming pace. The stress of the non-fulfilment of a wish for a child has been associated with emotional squeal such as anger, depression, anxiety, marital problems and feelings of worthlessness among the parents. Depression is one of a most common reaction to infertility problem. It is the response to the excessive losses and prolonged stress created by the infertility process. Infertile couples may have feelings of failure, loss, disappointment and betrayal due to depression. Present research also focuses on the study of depression level among fertile and infertile couples. The sample of the study comprised of 60 fertile and 60 infertile couples who are registered at Infertility clinics of the Udaipur district in Rajasthan. A self-prepared Performa was administered for obtaining background information and Beck depression inventory was used for collecting the data. Statistical analysis was done by utilizing frequency, percentage distribution, mean, Standard deviation and t-test. Results revealed that there was a significant difference between fertile and infertile couples in scores of depression. Findings showed that depression level of infertile couples was significantly high as compare to fertile couples. As psychological factors play an important role in the pathogenesis of infertility, exploration of such factors is also an important task to manage this devastating problem which has cultural and social impact.
How to cite this article:
Ruchi Galundia, Radhica Sethia, Vinita Sharma. Comparative Study of Depression Level among Fertile and Infertile Couples. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(10): 920-925.