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Brief cognitive behavioral intervention in groups in a brazilian assisted reproduction program.
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PMID:  22676628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The study's objective was to assess the effect of a cognitive behavioral group intervention on the pregnancy rates of patients submitted to in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques or to intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The study was conducted on 188 patients, 93 who participated in a group of psychological intervention before the IVF and ICSI procedures and 95 patients submitted to IVF and ICSI during the same period of time, who did not participate in the intervention (control group). Clinical pregnancy was the outcome measure. Demographic and clinical variables were compared between groups in order to assess the group's homogeneity. Participants in the psychological intervention obtained a pregnancy rate of 39.8%, significantly higher than the 23.2% rate of nonparticipants (χ(2) = 6.03, p = .01, odds ratio of 22 (CI: 1.16-4.13). The data suggest that group psychological intervention before IVF and ICSI in order to control stress seems to increase the rate of success of these procedures.
Ricardo Gorayeb; Andréa C T Borsari; Ana Carolina J S Rosa-E-Silva; Rui A Ferriani
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0896-4289     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Med     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804264     Medline TA:  Behav Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
a School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto , University of São Paulo.
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