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Table 2 Association between causes of infertility and emotional reactions

From: Emotional reaction to diagnosis of infertility in Kuwait and successful clients' perception of nurses' role during treatment

Causes of Infertility No of client % Anxiety % Depression % P value
Women N = 268   34 12.7 4 5.2 0.001*
Ovarian dysfunction 174 64.9 24 13.8 7 4.9 0.002*
Tubal blockage 16 6 2 12.5 1 4 1
Endometriosis 15 5.6 1 6.7 2 13.3 1
Uterine factor 6 2.2 0 0 1 1.6 1
No female factor 57 21.3 7 12.3 3 5.3 0.321*
Men N = 268   16 6 40 14.9 0.001*
Sperm Count:        
Normozoospermia 164 61.2 8 4.9 17 10.4 0.045*
Oligozoospermia 80 29.9 6 7.5 8 10 0.780
Azoospermia 24 8.9 2 8.3 15 62.5 0.002*
Motility:        
Normal 188 70.2 11 5.8 29 15.4 0.004*
Asthenozoospermia 80 29.8 5 6.3 11 13.8 0.186*
Morphology:        
Normal morphology 237 88.4 13 5.5 32 13.5 0.005*
Teratozoospermia 31 11.6 3 9.7 8 25.8 0.182*
Immunological:        
No antisperm antibodies 220 82.1 14 6.4 34 14.6 0.004*
Antisperm antibodies 48 17 2 4.2 8 16.7 0.091*
  1. * = p < 0.5