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Title: Coping style and depression level influence outcome in in vitro fertilization
Authors: Demyttenaere, Koen ×
Bonte, Jan
Gheldof, M
Vervaeke, M
Meuleman, Christel
Vanderschueren, Dirk
D'Hooghe, Thomas #
Issue Date: Jun-1998
Series Title: Fertility and Sterility vol:69 issue:6 pages:1026-33
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of depression levels and coping on IVF outcome in women, taking into account the cause of infertility. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: A university hospital. PATIENT(S): Ninety-eight women undergoing IVF treatment. INTERVENTION(S): Psychometric tests were administered at the first visit (day 3) of the investigated treatment cycle. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Achievement of pregnancy. RESULTS: The nonpregnant group reported increased expression of negative emotions. In the subgroup with a female indication for IVF, increased depressive symptomatology (correlated with increased expression of negative emotions) was associated with lower pregnancy rates (PRs), whereas in the subgroup with a male indication for IVF, increased depressive symptomatology (correlated with decreased expression of negative emotions) was associated with higher PRs. CONCLUSION(S): Expression of negative emotions predicts depression levels and outcome in IVF. The cause of infertility should be taken into account when investigating the relation between psychologic functioning and outcome in IVF.
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ISSN: 0015-0282
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory (-)
Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
Department of Development and Regeneration - miscellaneous (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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