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Comparative study of daily activities of pregnant and non-pregnant women after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11393126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to explore daily activity following embryo transfer (ET) in women who had undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF), and to compare the differences between pregnant and non-pregnant cycles. METHODS: This prospective survey was conducted in a medical center in northern Taiwan. Subjects were women who had completed one IVF cycle. Using a structured questionnaire, the subjects were asked whether they had changed their normal daily activities during the 2-week waiting period following ET. Data were collected on the day of ET and on the day of pregnancy testing before the outcome of the treatment was known. After the results of the pregnancy test were known, subjects were divided into pregnant and non-pregnant groups, with 30 subjects in each group. RESULTS: Of the 60 participants, 56 reported that they had tried to rest in bed for more than 2 hours following ET, and 54 reported that they limited their self-care activity on the day of ET. During the 2-week waiting period following ET, 55 walked at a slow pace, 51 limited their social activity, 47 avoided the use of stairs, 45 limited their self-care activity, and 40 adjusted their work load. However, a comparison of daily activity variables between the two groups yielded no significant differences. CONCLUSIONS: Most subjects reported that they restricted their daily activities following IVF/ET, even though their doctors suggested that they return to their normal routines. Bed rest was not correlated with successful IVF.
T J Su; Y C Chen; Y T Hung; Y S Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0929-6646     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Formos. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-06     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214933     Medline TA:  J Formos Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Nursing, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Embryo Transfer*
Fertilization in Vitro*
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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