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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2019, 23(6): 792-807 Back to browse issues page
Exploring the Themes Associated with High Marital Satisfaction Among Infertile Couples: A Thematic Analysis Study
M Khanabadi1 , K Farahbakhsh 2, SM YasiniArdakani3 , M Esmaeeli1
1- Department of Counseling, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Counseling, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran , kiiumars@Yahoo.com
3- Department of Psychiatry, Shahid Sadooqi University of Medical Sciences and health services, Yazd, Iran
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Background & aim: Although there are no severe emotional problems among infertile couples, the quality of their marital life is greatly affected by it. Yet, the results of some studies show that for most infertile couples, this experience provides an opportunity to enhance the quality of the relationship with their spouse and become more intimate. The aim of this study was to explore and explain couples' themes about high quality marriage's infertile couples.
Methods: This study applied a qualitative approach done by semi-structured interviews with 15 infertile couples who were selected objectively among those who referred to Yazd Infertility Treatment Center. The participants signed informed consent form and answered the Marriage Quality Criterion (RDAS) – only to evaluate the marriage quality- and GHQ-28 Questionnaire – only to recognize the non-clinical population- before starting the interview. Data coding and analyzing was done by thematic analyze.
Results: According to the analysis of answers, paired components about marital quality among infertile couples were classified into five basic groups of "Make a happy, healthy marriage, take care of it" "lovely and intimate relation with each other", " Acceptance along with compassion towards and Commitment", "Stress Management and informed stability of marriage", and "A healthy relationship with the world of relationships outside" and 26 sub themes and 85 categories.

Conclusion:  According to the findings of this study, the quality of marital life about infertile couples was a multi-dimensional issue and due to lack of native studies about quality of infertile couples' lives, the results of this study could be used to improve the quality level of marital life of infertile couples in Infertile Treatment Centers and Psychological Counseling Centers and bring a basis for future studies in the field of investigating factors relative to marital quality among infertile couples in Iran culture.
Keywords: Themes, marital life's quality, infertile couples, thematic analysis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2018/06/7 | Accepted: 2018/12/25 | Published: 2018/12/25
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Khanabadi M, Farahbakhsh K, YasiniArdakani S, Esmaeeli M. Exploring the Themes Associated with High Marital Satisfaction Among Infertile Couples: A Thematic Analysis Study. Armaghane danesh. 2019; 23 (6) :792-807
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