Predictors of Quality of Life in Individuals Seeking Infertility Treatment: a Malaysian FertiQoL Study

Authors

  • Farnaza Ariffin Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Suzanna Daud Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ani Amelia Zainuddin Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43650 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Roszaman Ramli Infertility Centre, Kuliyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2565

Abstract

Infertility problems can lower the quality of life (QoL). This study aims to predict the factors associated with QoL using the Malaysian FertiQoL. This cross-sectional study was conducted at four fertility clinics in Malaysia. Sociodemographic details and FertiQoL responses were collected. A total of 395 participants were analysed using SPSS v24 with a mean (SD) age of 33.18 (4.45). Respondents were predominantly female (57.2%) and Malay ethnicity (82.5%). The core domain means score (SD) was 74.68 (14.35) and consisted of mind-body 77.56 (17.55), emotional 70.26 (18.98), relational 77.32 (17.19) and social 73.56 (15.74). Positive predictors for QoL are Islamic faith, higher income, and general well-being.  

Keywords: Malay FertiQoL; infertile; predictor,

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2565

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Ariffin, F. ., Daud , S. ., Zainuddin , A. A. ., & Ramli, R. . (2020). Predictors of Quality of Life in Individuals Seeking Infertility Treatment: a Malaysian FertiQoL Study. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 261-267. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2565