Resilience in infertile couples acts as a protective factor against infertility-specific distress and impaired quality of life

@article{Herrmann2011ResilienceII,
  title={Resilience in infertile couples acts as a protective factor against infertility-specific distress and impaired quality of life},
  author={Darja Herrmann and Horst Scherg and Rolf Verres and Cornelia von Hagens and Thomas Strowitzki and Tewes H. Wischmann},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={1111-1117}
}
Our hypothesis was that resilience (=psychosocial stress-resistance) reduces infertility-specific distress and maintains quality of life of infertile couples. Questionnaire data of WHO Quality of Life assessment (WHOQOL; domains: ‘physical’, ‘psychological’, ‘social relationships’ and ‘environment’), Fertility Problem Inventory (FPI; scales: ‘social concern’, ‘sexual concern’, ‘relationship concern’, ‘rejection of childfree lifestyle’ and ‘need for parenthood’), Resilience Scale (RS), as well… CONTINUE READING

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