Introduction: Infertility is a major negative life event which has deleterious effects on subjective well-being in infertile women and men. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) on subjective well-being in infertile women referring to Infertility and Gynecology Clinics in Yazd city.
Method: The current study was a semi experimental study with pre-test and post-test in two experimental and control groups. Research population was the infertile women referring to Infertility and Gynecology Clinics in Yazd city during summer of 1388. 24 infertile women selected by using of available sampling method and randomly assigned in two experimental (12 persons) and control groups (12 persons). The treatment group received CBSM intervention for 10 weekly sessions. Data were gathered by using subjective well-being and demographic characteristics questionnaires.
Results: The results showed average scores of subjective well-being in experimental group were significantly increased in both post-test and follow-up.
Conclusion: Results indicated the effectiveness of CBSM treatment on improving the subjective well-being in infertile women. By knowing the decreasing of subjective well-being in infertile women and effectiveness of mental intervention, it should be seriously noted for psychological treatment in this group of patients.