Coping style and depression level influence outcome in in vitro fertilization.

@article{Demyttenaere1998CopingSA,
  title={Coping style and depression level influence outcome in in vitro fertilization.},
  author={Koen Demyttenaere and Laurence Bonte and M Gheldof and Michael Vervaeke and Christel L Meuleman and D Vanderschuerem and Thomas D'hooghe},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1026-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of depression levels and coping on IVF outcome in women, taking into account the cause of infertility. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING A university hospital. PATIENT(S) Ninety-eight women undergoing IVF treatment. INTERVENTION(S) Psychometric tests were administered at the first visit (day 3) of the investigated treatment cycle. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Achievement of pregnancy. RESULTS The nonpregnant group reported increased expression… CONTINUE READING