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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

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BARCO DIAZ, Vladimir; QUINTERO CABALLERO, Carmen; REYES PEREZ, Aimé  and  ALVAREZ FIGUEREDO, Zoraida C. Model of adaptation in the face of couple infertility. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.2, pp.63-76. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction: the conceptual models are a reference framework for nursing practice, and in this regard, the Sor Callixta Roy's model of adaptation allows the professionals to use "Process of Nursing Care" as a tool to provide care of excellence to the infertile couple. Objective: to design the proposal of nursing intervention to deal with infertile couples, based on the Sor Callixta Roy's model of adaptation. Method: a retrospective and descriptive study of couples attended to at the territorial center for care of the infertile couple and scheduled for in vitro fertilization in Cienfuegos province. From a universe of 251 couples, a sample of 92 (36.6%) medical records was selected by the simple randomized method and the required variables were transferred to a specific form. Data were then processed with SPSS 15.0 version and the results were shown in tables. Results: risk factors for sexually transmitted infections as well as high number of abortions- a direct cause of infertility- predominated. There were also other factors that allow us to state that most of these cases are avoidable and can be solved. Conclusions: A proposal of nursing intervention to deal with infertile couples through the Sor Callixta Roy's model of adaptation was presented.

Keywords : reproductive sexual model; infertility; risk factors; sexual behavior; Roy's model of adaptation.

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