Efficacy of Group Reality Therapy on Anxiety in Infertile Women Undergoing Treatment with Assisted Reproductive Techniques IUI
AbstractInfertility is a complex crisis in the lives of infertile couples and a source for anxiety in these individuals. Reaction to infertility by negative psychological reactions including incompetent individual, marital and relationship problems and disorders, is observed. The present study examined the efficacy of group reality therapy on in infertile women undergoing treatment with assisted reproductive techniques (IUI) in Mashhad. For this purpose, of infertile women attending NOVIN infertility clinic in Mashhad to treat Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), 60 subjects volunteered by the SpielbergerAnxiety Inventory were evaluated. Then 40 patients by simple random selected and randomly divided into two experimental (n = 20) and control (n = 20) groups. Group reality therapy in the experimental group were administered over 10 sessions 1 and half hour. The control group received no intervention. Both groups after treatment and before IUI, were tested again. The results of the statistical parameters (such as t-independent group, covariance analysis) were analyzed. Findings showed, the group reality therapy interventions to reduce anxiety within the experimental group significantly (p<0.05) has been effective. Given the positive effects of group reality therapy on anxiety in infertile women undergoing treatment with assisted reproductive techniques IUI, this approach to reduce the psychological disorders and improve quality of life for this group of women is recommended.
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