Coping with infertility: An assessment of coping mechanism among women with infertility
Mohanta Bijaya and Kalavathi S
Background and Objectives: Women with infertility problem living in traditional and developing countries face extensive stress which possibly affects their choices of coping strategies. The aim of the study was to assess the level of coping among the women with infertility.
Materials and Methods: A non-experimental, uni-variant descriptive survey design was used which included 200 infertile women in two infertility centres of Dehradun. The self-developed Likert coping scale was administered to all the participants.
Result: The descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. In terms of levels of coping, majority of women (66.5%) were having inadequate coping followed by 33.5% were having moderate coping. Moreover, none of woman had good coping towards infertility. The findings showed that level of coping strategies was not significant with the selected of demographic variables as (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Our study revealed that approximately two third of the women had inadequate coping strategies which may leads to severe psychological condition. So there is a need of psychological counseling for all women with infertility along with all household work and hobbies.