Depression and resilience of women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques: the mediating effect of somatic symptoms

보조생식술을 받는 여성의 우울과 극복력 관계 : 신체증상 매개효과 중심으로

  • Received : 2018.05.04
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28


The purpose of this study was to identify the mediating effect of somatic symptoms between depression and resilience of women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques. The data were collected by structured questionnaire from 97 infertile women who were receiving assisted reproductive techniques in clinic for fertility treatment. There was a significant correlation among depression, somatic symptoms and resilience. Somatic symptoms had a complete mediating effect(${\beta}=.73$, p< .001) on the relationship between depression and resilience(Z=6.32, p< .001). And impact of influence was 53%. Based on the findings of this study, it was found that the development and application of somatic symptoms management program for improving resilience should be needed for nursing women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques in the clinical setting.


Infertility;Assisted Reproductive Techniques;Depression;Resilience;Somatic Symptoms


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