The Associations between Depression and Anxiety, and Quality of Life of Males with Infertily


Achmad Zulfa Juniarto1, 2), Eka Chandra Herlina2),

Faizah Fulyani2), Aulia Iskandarsyah3), Arlina Dewi1)

 

1)Masters Program in Hospital Management, Universitas

Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

2) Department of Medical Biology and Biochemistry,

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Diponegoro

2)Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Padjajaran

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Earlier studies have reported that anxiety and depressive symptoms have a significant and negative impact on quality of life. Empirical studies on this research question, however, are lacking in Indonesia. This study aimed to exa­mine the associations of depression and anxiety with quality of life of males with infertility.

Subject and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at a private hospital in Semarang, Central Java. A sample of 213 men with infertility was selected for this study. The dependent variable was quality of life. The independent va­riables were depression and anxiety. Infertility data were obtained from the medical record. Quality of life was measured by fertility quality of life (FertiQol). Dep­­­ression and anxiety were measured by hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS). Strength of correlation was measured by Spearman correlation coefficient.

Results: Depression and anxiety were correlated with all domains in the quality of life of males with infertility.

Conclusion: Depression and anxiety are correlated with all domains in the quality of life of males with infertility.

Keywords: quality of life, FertiQol, depression, anxiety, male, infertility

Correspondence: Achmad Zulfa Juniarto. Masters Program in Hospital Management, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. Jl. Lingkar Selatan, Tamantirto, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta. Email: zulfa_juniarto@gmail.com. Mobile: 08122547875

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2018.01.34

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