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Title: Coping and the ineffectiveness of coping influence the outcome of in vitro fertilization through stress responses
Authors: Demyttenaere, Koen ×
Nijs, Piet
Evers-Kiebooms, G
Koninckx, Philippe #
Issue Date: Nov-1992
Series Title: Psychoneuroendocrinology vol:17 issue:6 pages:655-65
Abstract: The effect of a coping-ineffectiveness of coping construct and of psychoendocrine stress responses upon the outcome of in vitro fertilization treatment was investigated in 40 women. Women with a high Zung depression score, high active coping, high avoidance, and a high expression of emotion have lower pregnancy rates. The mechanisms for this personality effect are not clear, although the desensitization-stimulation process (FSH, E2 concentrations) seems to be involved. The psychoendocrinological responses to the stress of oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer are important: Women with high anticipatory state anxiety levels and high anticipatory cortisol concentrations have lower pregnancy rates. The influence of prolactin stress concentrations is unclear: Women with high prolactin concentrations seem to have more oocytes but lower fertilization rates.
ISSN: 0306-4530
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
Basic Research in Gynaecology Section (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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