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Background & Objectives: The rate of burnout may be high in unfertilized women, since there is little known about it, we designed a study to compare "couple burnout" between fertilized and unfertilized women in Tehran, Iran.
Methods: All (60 women) referred unfertilized women to reproductive center of Imam Khomeini teaching hospital were included in our study during 2009 year. By systematic random sampling we recruited 60 unfertilized women as control group. Couple Burnout’s specific questionnaire was filled up by participants.
Results: Unfertilized women experienced higher levels of couple burnout compared to fertilized cases (P<0.001). Furthermore unfertilized women with higher education showed an elevated rate of couple burnout than women with lower educational status (P=0.002).
Conclusion: In management of unfertilized families, "couple burnout" is an important underlying factor that should be considered in infertility treatment in primary health care system.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2010/06/27 | Accepted: 2010/10/23 | Published: 2013/09/1