The Comparison of Family Function and its Related Factors in First-Child Infertile Women and Second-Child Infertile Women after 'Two-Child' Policy in China

Qiu Tian, Ma Zhi, Zhao Yong, Wang Wenling, Jiang Huimin, Wang Fengdi, Chen Yuelu, Han Ting-Li, Yang Yang, Wang Lianlian
2022 International Journal of Clinical Biostatistics and Biometrics  
The increasing prevalence of infertility rate around the world has seriously impacted individuals, couples and families. This research identifies how infertility influences family functions in China under the newly introduced two-child policy. Specially, we compared family function between first-child infertile (FI) and second-child infertile (SI) women. Methods: This study included 572 infertile women of childbearing age, composed with 337 first-child infertile women and 235 second-child
more » ... ile women in a reproductive medical center in Chongqing, China, between Feb 2016 to Dec 2018. The score of family perception were measured by Family Assessment Device (FAD) and Family Cohesion and Adaptability Evaluation Scale II (FACES II). The score of depression was measured using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). Results: The demographic statistics of our sample showed the age of FI was 33.26 ± 3.46, while the SI was 36.68 ± 5.01.46% of FI women are only child, while 23.8% of SI Measures The General Functioning Scale of the McMaster Clinical Rating Scale [FAD-GFS]: The FAD-GFS provides an overall measure of the health or pathology of the family and was the instrument employed in this study. The FAD-GFS is a 12-item scale comprising 6 Statement of Significance After China's "two-child" policy, the family function of infertile families has attracted wide attention. However, no research has investigated the specific family function of infertile families and its possible influence on infertility. The purpose of this study was to compare the differences in family function between first-child infertility and second-child infertility families in China after the two-child policy and their possible influencing factors.
doi:10.23937/2469-5831/1510044 fatcat:eqwtqnovx5h7rkco6knrxqkpwa