Psychological Distress, Social Support, And Quality Of Life In Infertile Women Of Pakistan

Authors

  • Dr. Abida Kareem
  • Ms. Samra Anwar
  • Dr. Rabia Maryam
  • Ms. Ansa Talib
  • Dr. Abid Ali
  • Dr. Muhammad Naveed Riaz
  • Ms. Abida Ajad
  • Ms. Hira Aish
  • Dr. Naila Batoo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53555/ks.v12i1.2991

Keywords:

Psychological distress Social Support Quality of Life Infertility Pakistan

Abstract

Aims: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between psychological distress, social support, and quality of life (QOL) among Pakistani infertile women.

Methods: Participants in the study included 200 women, ages 22 to 40 years (M=37.26 SD=4.54), who had been diagnosed with primary infertility. Psychological distress, social support, and QOL of infertile women were measured by the Psychological Distress Scale, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and WHO Quality of Life- BREF Scale respectively. The Pearson correlation coefficient was utilized to ascertain the interaction between the variables. To evaluate the mediating effect of social support on psychological distress and quality of life, a mediation analysis was also carried out.

Results: Findings indicated that psychological distress was found to be negatively correlated with perceived social support and QOL. Whereas perceived social support was significantly positively linked with QOL. The association between psychological distress and QOL was partially mediated by perceived social support.

Conclusions: In women with primary infertility, psychological distress was negatively connected with QOL, and perceived social support was found partial mediator between these interactions. To improve the QOL of Pakistani infertile women, the current study highlighted the urgent need to develop treatment plans to decrease distress and fortify social support.

Author Biographies

Dr. Abida Kareem

Assistant professor Department of Applied Psychology Government College University Faisalabad

Ms. Samra Anwar

MPhil Clinical Psychology Riphah International University

Dr. Rabia Maryam

Assistant professor Department of Applied Psychology Government College University Faisalabad.

Ms. Ansa Talib

Associate professor Department of psychology Graduate College for Women Faisalabad

Dr. Abid Ali

Visiting Lecturer Department of Applied psychology

Dr. Muhammad Naveed Riaz

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology University of Sargodha.

Ms. Abida Ajad

PhD Scholar Department of Applied Psychology Government College University Faisalabad.

Ms. Hira Aish

MS. Clinical Psychology Government College University Faisalabad.

Dr. Naila Batoo

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology Kohsar University Murree.

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Published

2024-02-27

How to Cite

Dr. Abida Kareem, Ms. Samra Anwar, Dr. Rabia Maryam, Ms. Ansa Talib, Dr. Abid Ali, Dr. Muhammad Naveed Riaz, … Dr. Naila Batoo. (2024). Psychological Distress, Social Support, And Quality Of Life In Infertile Women Of Pakistan. Kurdish Studies, 12(1), 4998–5003. https://doi.org/10.53555/ks.v12i1.2991

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