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Teimourpour N, Besharat M, Rahiminezhad A, Hossein Rashidi B, Gholamali Lavasani M. Investigation of the Relationship between Attachment Styles and Ego-Strength with Adjustment to Infertility in Women Referring to Valie-Asr Reproductive Health Research Centre (Tehran Imam Khomeini Hospital) in 2014. JRUMS. 2015; 14 (1) :15-24
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-2386-en.html

Professor University of Tehran
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Background and Objective: Infertility is a stressful experience for women which require high levels of emotional adjustment. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between attachment styles and ego-strength with adjustment to infertility in women.

Materials and Methods: The design of the present study was descriptive. A total number of 346 women referring to infertility clinic of Valie-asr Reproductive Health Research Centre (Tehran Imam Khomeini Hospital) participated in the study. Data was collected via demographic information questionnaire, Adult Attachment Inventory (AAI), Ego-Strength Scale (ESS) and Adjustment to Illness Scale (AIS).

Results: There were significant positive correlation between secure attachment style and adjustment to infertility (r=0.12, p<0/05) and significant negative correlation between adjustment to infertility and avoidant attachment style (r=-0.21, p<0/01) and ambivalent attachment style (r=-0.37, p<0.01). There were also significant positive correlation between ego-strength and adjustment to infertility (r=0.41, p<0.01). Many of the treatments also had significant negative correlation with adjustment to infertility (r= -0.35, p<0.01). In regression analysis, ego-strength, ambivalent attachment style and number of the treatments predicted 35 percent of the variance of adjustment to infertility.

Conclusion: These results can be helpful in identifying the high risk patients and planning psychological interventions.

Key words: Infertility, Attachment, Ego-strength, Adjustment

 

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Funding: No funding was received for this study.

Ethical approval: The Ethics committee of the faculty of educational sciences and psychology of University of Tehran approved this study.

 

How to cite this article: Teimourpour N, Besharat MA, Rahiminezhad A, Hossein Rashidi B, Gholamali Lavasani M. Investigation of the Relationship between Attachment Styles and Ego-Strength with Adjustment to Infertility in Women Referring to Valie-Asr Reproductive Health Research Centre (Tehran Imam Khomeini Hospital) in 2014. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2015 14(1): 15-24. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2014/11/16 | Accepted: 2015/02/25 | Published: 2015/04/19

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