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Table 2 Comparison of quantitative and qualitative demographic variables between the two groups

From: Investigating the effect of couple-centered counseling by Gottman method on the intimacy of infertile couples referring to the infertility Ward of Fatemieh hospital, Hamadan, Iran in 2020: a quasi-experimental study

Variable Gender Subgroup intervenion group
Mean (standard deviation)
control group
Mean (Standard deviation)
statistics P-value
Age (year) female 31.87 (4.56) 30.67 (4.09) −1.07 0.28*
male 35.47 (5.57) 36 (5.25) 0.38 0.7*
education female Reading and writing 1 (3.3) 1 (3.3) 2 0.7**
High school 5 (16.7) 6 (20) 11
Diploma 11 (36.7) 15 (50) 26
University 13 (43.3) 8 (26.7) 21
male Reading and writing 5 (16.7) 0 (0) 1 0.08**
High school 5 (16.7) 10 (33.3) 15
Diploma 12 (40) 15 (50) 27
University 12 (40) 5 (16.7) 17
Duration of infertility (month) 5.37 (3.38) 7.97 (4.58) 2.49 0.01*
Cause of infertility Female infertility 3 (10) 7 (23.3) 6 0.65**
Male infertility 8 (26.7) 5 (16.7) 16
Female and male infertility 18 (60) 17 (56.7) 36
Unknown cause 1 (3.3) 1 (3.3) 2
Type of treatment defeated IVF 15 (50) 17 (56.7) 30 0.75**
IUI 12 (40) 9 (30) 24
medicine 3 (10) 4 (13.3) 6
  1. *Independent t-test, ** fisher exact test