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Experimental emotional disclosure in women undergoing infertility treatment: Are drop outs better off?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19615806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
So far, the beneficial effects of personal written emotional disclosure have been mainly examined in relation to past or current stressful/traumatic experiences. The anticipation of a medical event has rarely been studied within this paradigm. This randomized-controlled study examined whether written emotional disclosure would reduce emotional distress and increase pregnancy rates in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatment. Participants recruited from women who were undergoing IVF in the north of Greece (n=148) were randomized to an emotional-writing condition, a fact-writing condition and a control condition. Outcomes included fertility-related distress, general distress and a positive indication of pregnancy. Psychological and medical information about women who refused to participate were also collected, and this represented a fourth group for analysis (n=66). Results indicated no significant difference between groups in terms of emotional distress. However, a significant difference was observed with regard to pregnancy results, with the non-participants group reporting the highest percentage of pregnancies. The present study did not support the hypotheses that emotional disclosure will reduce infertility-related or general psychological distress and improve pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatment. However, women who refused to participate in the study were more likely to get pregnant. Differences in the beneficial effects of emotional disclosure are discussed.
Authors:
Efharis Panagopoulou; Anthony Montgomery; Basil Tarlatzis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1873-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  678-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. efharis@the.forthnet.gr
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