Masooma Qayyum

Clinical Psychologist, Rahbar Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Association of Anxiety and Depression with Infertility
    Author(s): Sadia Chaudhary*, Nadia Liaqat, Romana Latif, Durdana Zafar, Muhammad Saqib Rabbani and Masooma Qayyum

    Introduction: Infertility is failure to get pregnant after twelve months or more of recurrent sexual contact without utilizing protected techniques. However, it is not a dangerous disease but a social issue affecting the person, his family as well as society. It is a stressful and unpleasant incident in married couples’ life and could cause psychological disorder, for example, depression and anxiety among both females and males. Objective: To know the association of anxiety and depression among infertile couples. Material and Methods: It was cross-sectional study (correlational) in which 140 couples actively trying for conception for 3 years visiting Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore were included. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used. Informed consent was obtained from all the participants. Two proformas (HAM-A and HAM-D) to gauge anxiety and depression were given t.. Read More»

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