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karaj , bahrami_h3@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The aim of the present research is to predict the quality of life of the women suffering from infertility regarding their health based on alexithymia, attachment styles, and the perceived social support.

Methods: The studied population included all the unfertile women. Therefore, 74 women suffering from infertility were selected through convenience sampling method based on the sample size selection formula in correlation studies from the Infertility Center and Reproduction Sciences of Yazd. The participants filled out the filled out the Multidimentional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), Hazan and Shaver’s Adult Attachment Questionnaire, TAS Alexithymia Questionnaire, and WHO Quality of Life Questionnaire. The data collected were finally analyzed by SPSS software and through using Pearson correlation statistical method and multiple regression.

Results: The findings indicated that there was a significant relationship between alexithymia and the health-related life quality in infertile women. There was a negative correlation between avoidant/ambivalent attachment styles and the aspects of quality of life. There is also a positive correlation and a significant relationship between secure attachment style and the aspects of quality of life. A significant relationship was found between perceived social support of women suffering from infertility and their quality of life related to health.

Conclusion: It was concluded that there was a positive and significant relationship between alexithymia, secure attachment, and the perceived family support and the quality of life of infertile women.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: occupational medicine
Received: 2016/01/5 | Accepted: 2016/06/25 | Published: 2016/06/25

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