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A feasibility study of a brief coping intervention (PRCI) for the waiting period before a pregnancy test during fertility treatment.
Hum Reprod. 2008 Oct; 23(10):2299-307.HR

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Waiting for a pregnancy test during fertility treatment can be particularly stressful because distress and intrusive cognitions about the nature and implications of the result can reduce quality of life. The aim of this feasibility study was to establish whether a novel brief coping intervention (positive reappraisal coping intervention, PRCI) card that encouraged women waiting for an IVF pregnancy test to redefine the waiting period more positively would be acceptable and practical in this context.

METHODS

Women (n = 55) were randomly assigned on the day of embryo transfer. Women read either 10 statements in a PRCI (n = 28) or 10 statements in a positive self-affirmative (positive mood) intervention (PMI; n = 27) twice daily for 14 days between embryo transfer (T1) and the pregnancy test (T2). At T2, we evaluated the practicality, acceptability, perceived benefits and endorsements of these cards.

RESULTS

Compared with the PMI, the PRCI was rated as more helpful and suitable for the situation, helping women to feel more positive and better helping to sustain efforts to cope. There were no differences relating to the practicality of the intervention method.

CONCLUSIONS

PRCI was feasible in the IVF context and was perceived as an acceptable intervention to help minimize the strain of waiting for pregnancy test results during fertility treatment. Future research needs to evaluate the full benefits of PRCI against routine care during the waiting period.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial, Phase II
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18628259

Citation

Lancastle, Deborah, and Jacky Boivin. "A Feasibility Study of a Brief Coping Intervention (PRCI) for the Waiting Period Before a Pregnancy Test During Fertility Treatment." Human Reproduction (Oxford, England), vol. 23, no. 10, 2008, pp. 2299-307.
Lancastle D, Boivin J. A feasibility study of a brief coping intervention (PRCI) for the waiting period before a pregnancy test during fertility treatment. Hum Reprod. 2008;23(10):2299-307.
Lancastle, D., & Boivin, J. (2008). A feasibility study of a brief coping intervention (PRCI) for the waiting period before a pregnancy test during fertility treatment. Human Reproduction (Oxford, England), 23(10), 2299-307. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/den257
Lancastle D, Boivin J. A Feasibility Study of a Brief Coping Intervention (PRCI) for the Waiting Period Before a Pregnancy Test During Fertility Treatment. Hum Reprod. 2008;23(10):2299-307. PubMed PMID: 18628259.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A feasibility study of a brief coping intervention (PRCI) for the waiting period before a pregnancy test during fertility treatment. AU - Lancastle,Deborah, AU - Boivin,Jacky, Y1 - 2008/07/15/ PY - 2008/7/17/pubmed PY - 2009/2/26/medline PY - 2008/7/17/entrez SP - 2299 EP - 307 JF - Human reproduction (Oxford, England) JO - Hum Reprod VL - 23 IS - 10 N2 - BACKGROUND: Waiting for a pregnancy test during fertility treatment can be particularly stressful because distress and intrusive cognitions about the nature and implications of the result can reduce quality of life. The aim of this feasibility study was to establish whether a novel brief coping intervention (positive reappraisal coping intervention, PRCI) card that encouraged women waiting for an IVF pregnancy test to redefine the waiting period more positively would be acceptable and practical in this context. METHODS: Women (n = 55) were randomly assigned on the day of embryo transfer. Women read either 10 statements in a PRCI (n = 28) or 10 statements in a positive self-affirmative (positive mood) intervention (PMI; n = 27) twice daily for 14 days between embryo transfer (T1) and the pregnancy test (T2). At T2, we evaluated the practicality, acceptability, perceived benefits and endorsements of these cards. RESULTS: Compared with the PMI, the PRCI was rated as more helpful and suitable for the situation, helping women to feel more positive and better helping to sustain efforts to cope. There were no differences relating to the practicality of the intervention method. CONCLUSIONS: PRCI was feasible in the IVF context and was perceived as an acceptable intervention to help minimize the strain of waiting for pregnancy test results during fertility treatment. Future research needs to evaluate the full benefits of PRCI against routine care during the waiting period. SN - 1460-2350 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18628259/A_feasibility_study_of_a_brief_coping_intervention__PRCI__for_the_waiting_period_before_a_pregnancy_test_during_fertility_treatment_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/humrep/den257 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -