Infertility: An Examination Hopelessness Perspective

Keskin G., Babacan Gümüş A.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, vol.5, no.1, pp.9-16, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/phd.2014.07269
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-16
  • Keywords: Self-esteem, dyadic adjustment, infertility, personality traits, hopelessness
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: An Infertility medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social aspect of the psychic trauma is causing a crisis situation. Developments in reproduction techniques and patients with a direction of hope, especially in women dealing with sadness and loss of control, are creating situations such as stigma. In this study, women dealing with despair and hopelessness undergoing infertility treatment were examined for variables that may contribute to the symptoms, including self-esteem, dyadic adjustment, personality traits, and socio-demographics.