"Heath - related quality of life (HRQoL) is now considered as an
important outcome measure in many clinical settings. Quality of life
(QoL) can further indicate the directions that are needed to treat
different patient populations more efficiently. Since infertility
and its treatment has several psychosocial effects on infertile couples,
studying HRQoL in these groups of people is very crucial .
Undoubtedly the clinical efforts and technology improved outcomes
in infertile couples. However, concerns about QoL in this group of
people because of the nature of the disease and its treatment remind
us to realize that although the treatment of infertility is important
but the QoL of these patients is also equally important. Investigations
on infertility are voluminous, and have shown that involuntary
childlessness can be devastating, and it is associated with psychological
distress . The effects of infertility seem to be comprehensive, and are
not restricted to sexual or reproductive areas of life , but its impact
burden on several psychosocial areas of human existence .
Impairments have been reported regarding distinct aspects, such as
psychopathology , relationship abilities , marital life ,
family life , and economic terms .Communication with the partner is
a crucial factor to the positive effects of such interventions.
Last date updated on September, 2014