Effect of continuous care model on quality of life and treatment associated with infertile women
Background: Infertility and its treatment as a crisis affects various aspects of quality of life in women. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of continuous care model on quality of life and treatment associated with infertile women.
Methods: In this semi-experimental study, 80 infertile women referred to infertility centers selected from Tehran University of Medical Sciences during 2015 were included by simple (convenient) sampling method. Demographic and Ferti Qol questionnaires were given to the samples. 2-3 training sessions were held for implementation of continuous care model. Quality of life in infertile women was evaluated during two stages: before intervention and 2 months after intervention in evaluation stage. Data analysis was done through SPSS 21 using the independent t-test, paired t-test, chi-square and fisher, exact test.
Result: The study results showed that the mean of quality of life associated with infertility treatment in intervention and control groups were 30.08±2.474 and 25.28±4.602. A significant difference between intervention and control group was observed (P
Conclusion: According to project results, implementation of continuous care model improves quality of life associated with infertility treatment in infertile women. Thus, it is recommended that continuous care model be used as an educational, easy, low cost and available model.