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Fertil Steril. 2000 Apr;73(4):805-11.

Impact of group psychological interventions on pregnancy rates in infertile women.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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  • Fertil Steril 2000 Jul;74(1):190.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the efficacy of two different group psychological interventions on viable pregnancy rates in women experiencing infertility of less than 2 years' duration.

DESIGN:

Prospective, controlled, single-blind, randomized study.

SETTING:

Large tertiary-care teaching hospital.

PATIENT(S):

One hundred eighty-four women who had been trying to get pregnant for 1 to 2 years.

INTERVENTION(S):

Participants were randomized into a 10-session cognitive-behavioral group, a standard support group, or a routine care control group. They were followed for 1 year.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Viable pregnancy.

RESULT(S):

Sixty-four [corrected] women discontinued participation in the study within the first year. There were a total of 47 in the cognitive-behavioral group, 48 in the support group, and 25 in the control group. There were statistically significant differences between participants in the two intervention groups versus the control group.

CONCLUSION(S):

Group psychological interventions appear to lead to increased pregnancy rates in infertile women.

PMID:
10731544
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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