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Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on fertility quality of life and pregnancy rates among women subjected to first in vitro fertilization treatment.
Behav Res Ther. 2016 Feb; 77:96-104.BR

Abstract

Generally, undergoing an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is an emotional and physical burden for the infertile woman, which may negatively influence the treatment outcome. We conducted a study to investigate the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) among women subjected to first IVF treatment at a fertility medical center in China. Among infertile women registered for their first IVF treatment, 58 completed the intervention, and 50 were assigned to a control group using a non-randomized controlled study. Standardized measures of mindfulness, self-compassion, emotion regulation difficulties, infertility-related coping strategies and fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) were endorsed pre- and post-MBI, and measure of pregnancy rates at the sixth months after the intervention. Both groups were shown to be equivalent at baseline. By the end of the intervention, women who attended the intervention revealed a significant increase in mindfulness, self-compassion, meaning-based coping strategies and all FertiQoL domains. Inversely, they presented a significant decrease in emotion regulation difficulties, active- and passive-avoidance coping strategies. Women in the control group did not present significant changes in any of the psychological measures. Moreover, there were statistically significant differences between participants in the pregnancy rates, the experiment group higher than the control group. Being fully aware of the present moment without the lens of judgment, seems to help women relate to their infertility and IVF treatment in new ways. This is beneficial for promoting their self-compassion, adaptive emotion regulation and infertility-related coping strategies, which, in turn, may influence the FertiQoL and pregnancy rates. The brief and nonpharmaceutical nature of this intervention makes it a promising candidate for women' use during first IVF treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Military Psychology, College of Psychology, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China.Reproductive Medical Center, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China.Department of Laboratory Medicine, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China.Reproductive Medical Center, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China.Department of Military Psychology, College of Psychology, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, China. Electronic address: limin52267@tmmu.edu.cn.

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Study
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26742022

Citation

Li, Jing, et al. "Effects of a Mindfulness-based Intervention On Fertility Quality of Life and Pregnancy Rates Among Women Subjected to First in Vitro Fertilization Treatment." Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 77, 2016, pp. 96-104.
Li J, Long L, Liu Y, et al. Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on fertility quality of life and pregnancy rates among women subjected to first in vitro fertilization treatment. Behav Res Ther. 2016;77:96-104.
Li, J., Long, L., Liu, Y., He, W., & Li, M. (2016). Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on fertility quality of life and pregnancy rates among women subjected to first in vitro fertilization treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 96-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2015.12.010
Li J, et al. Effects of a Mindfulness-based Intervention On Fertility Quality of Life and Pregnancy Rates Among Women Subjected to First in Vitro Fertilization Treatment. Behav Res Ther. 2016;77:96-104. PubMed PMID: 26742022.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on fertility quality of life and pregnancy rates among women subjected to first in vitro fertilization treatment. AU - Li,Jing, AU - Long,Ling, AU - Liu,Yu, AU - He,Wei, AU - Li,Min, Y1 - 2015/12/19/ PY - 2015/05/20/received PY - 2015/12/15/revised PY - 2015/12/16/accepted PY - 2016/1/8/entrez PY - 2016/1/8/pubmed PY - 2017/2/16/medline KW - Emotion regulation difficulties KW - Fertility quality of life KW - IVF KW - Infertility-related coping KW - Mindfulness-based intervention KW - Self-compassion SP - 96 EP - 104 JF - Behaviour research and therapy JO - Behav Res Ther VL - 77 N2 - Generally, undergoing an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is an emotional and physical burden for the infertile woman, which may negatively influence the treatment outcome. We conducted a study to investigate the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) among women subjected to first IVF treatment at a fertility medical center in China. Among infertile women registered for their first IVF treatment, 58 completed the intervention, and 50 were assigned to a control group using a non-randomized controlled study. Standardized measures of mindfulness, self-compassion, emotion regulation difficulties, infertility-related coping strategies and fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) were endorsed pre- and post-MBI, and measure of pregnancy rates at the sixth months after the intervention. Both groups were shown to be equivalent at baseline. By the end of the intervention, women who attended the intervention revealed a significant increase in mindfulness, self-compassion, meaning-based coping strategies and all FertiQoL domains. Inversely, they presented a significant decrease in emotion regulation difficulties, active- and passive-avoidance coping strategies. Women in the control group did not present significant changes in any of the psychological measures. Moreover, there were statistically significant differences between participants in the pregnancy rates, the experiment group higher than the control group. Being fully aware of the present moment without the lens of judgment, seems to help women relate to their infertility and IVF treatment in new ways. This is beneficial for promoting their self-compassion, adaptive emotion regulation and infertility-related coping strategies, which, in turn, may influence the FertiQoL and pregnancy rates. The brief and nonpharmaceutical nature of this intervention makes it a promising candidate for women' use during first IVF treatment. SN - 1873-622X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26742022/Effects_of_a_mindfulness_based_intervention_on_fertility_quality_of_life_and_pregnancy_rates_among_women_subjected_to_first_in_vitro_fertilization_treatment_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0005-7967(15)30074-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -