The Role of Demographic Variables on Predicting Outcome Success in IVF / ICSI

Maryam Aslzaker, Abbas Pourshahbaz, Narges Bagheri Lankarani, Parvaneh Mohammadkhani, Shiva Geranmayepour


Objective: Health is one of the essential and controversial concepts in the complex human life, and infertility is one of the issues associated with the mental health of some people in human society. In this regard, the purpose of the present study was to determine the role of demographic variables in the success rate of intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)/in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment of infertile women.

Methods: This research was a descriptive study. The statistical population included all women referred to Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran. A purposive sampling method was used to select 130 individuals as study sample. The study instrument was a demographic questionnaire. We used the Chi-square test, t test, Mann-Whitney U test, and logistic regression analysis to analyze the data.

Results: The results of the Chi-square test indicated no significant difference between cause of infertility and initial and final success rate of ICSI/IVF treatment (X2=0.835, P>0.05). In addition, the results showed that the predictor variables of education, cause of infertility, age, duration of marriage, duration of infertility, number of miscarriages, and type of infertility, together, explained 12% of the total variance of the ICSI/IVF treatment success rate.

Conclusion: Based on these results, we can conclude that demographic and contextual variables have no significant effect on the IVF success


ICSI/IVF treatment, infertile women; Cause of infertility; Duration of infertility

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