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PLoS One. 2015 Mar 10;10(3):e0070239. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070239. eCollection 2015.

Predictors of irrational parenthood cognitions in an Iranian group of infertile women.

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1
Women's Reproductive Health Research Center, Tabriz University of medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2
Alzahra University hospital, Tabriz University of medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3
Department of Law, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this study was to investigate possible predictors of irrational parenthood cognitions among infertile women seeking treatment.

METHODS:

In a cross-sectional study, 300 women who visited an Infertility Center in Iran during 2010 were studied. A pre-validated inventory was used to assess irrational parenthood cognitions. Potential predictors of the total irrational parenthood cognitions score were assessed.

RESULTS:

Mean irrational parenthood cognition score was 39.7(Range 0-56). Through bivariate analysis, the score on irrational parenthood cognition was inversely correlated with age and positively correlated with length of time seeking for infertility treatment and length of time expecting pregnancy. In a multivariate model, infertile women with higher education, especially academic education, or those with higher economic status were less likely to have irrational parenthood cognitions. However, higher motherhood motivation, no previous experience of pregnancy and being under social pressure, from others around, increased the likelihood of having irrational parenthood cognitions.

CONCLUSIONS:

Some variables such as female spouse's educational level and being under social pressure can independently predict irrational parenthood cognitions among infertile women that may be of use in designing health promotion plans in order to target the vulnerable women.

PMID:
25756990
PMCID:
PMC4355287
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0070239
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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