05 Feb 2023
31 Jan 2023
Infertility is a disease characterized by the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more having regular and unprotected sexual intercourse, or due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between infertile self-efficacy (ISE), life satisfaction, and well-being in infertile patients. This study was conducted at two private Maternity and Children Hospital clinic, and a private Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic in Central Java, Indonesia, during May-July 2019. In this prospective an analytical observational study with cross sectional design, infertile patients with primary and secondary infertility who attended to the clinics and during the period mentioned, and were willing to become research participants and complete the questionnaire booklets. The independent variable of this study was the Infertility Self-Efficacy measured by ISES-SF, whereas the dependent variables of this study were the Satisfaction with Life measured by SWLS, and Well-Being measured by WBI. Infertility self-efficacy had a positive significant relationship with satisfaction with life (p<0.001), infertility self-efficacy had a positive significant relationship with well-being (p<0.001), and satisfaction with life had a significant relationship with well-being (p<0.001) in both male and female patients. Both male and female infertile patients who have higher levels of infertility self-efficacy are more likely to demonstrate higher degrees of satisfaction with life and well-being. Those who have higher levels of life satisfaction also tend to have greater levels of well-being.