Pre-treatment preferences and characteristics among patients seeking in vitro fertilisation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93870
Title:
Pre-treatment preferences and characteristics among patients seeking in vitro fertilisation.
Authors:
Walsh, Anthony Ph; Collins, Gary S; Le Du, Monique; Walsh, David J; Sills, Eric Scott
Affiliation:
The Sims Institute/Sims International Fertility Clinic, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Pre-treatment preferences and characteristics among patients seeking in vitro fertilisation. 2009, 6:21 Reprod Health
Journal:
Reproductive health
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93870
DOI:
10.1186/1742-4755-6-21
PubMed ID:
20017913
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: This study sought to describe patient features before beginning fertility treatment, and to ascertain their perceptions relative to risk of twin pregnancy outcomes associated with such therapy. METHODS: Data on readiness for twin pregnancy outcome from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was gathered from men and women before initiating fertility treatment by anonymous questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 206 women and 204 men were sampled. Mean (+/- SD) age for women and men being 35.5 +/- 5 and 37.3 +/- 7 yrs, respectively. At least one IVF cycle had been attempted by 27.2% of patients and 33.9% of this subgroup had initiated >/=3 cycles, reflecting an increase in previous failed cycles over five years. Good agreement was noted between husbands and wives with respect to readiness for twins from IVF (77% agreement; Cohen's K = 0.61; 95% CI 0.53 to 0.70). CONCLUSION: Most patients contemplating IVF already have ideas about particular outcomes even before treatment begins, and suggests that husbands & wives are in general agreement on their readiness for twin pregnancy from IVF. However, fertility patients now may represent a more refractory population and therefore carry a more guarded prognosis. Patient preferences identified before IVF remain important, but further studies comparing pre- and post-treatment perceptions are needed.
Language:
en
ISSN:
1742-4755

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Anthony Phen
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Gary Sen
dc.contributor.authorLe Du, Moniqueen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, David Jen
dc.contributor.authorSills, Eric Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T14:50:22Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T14:50:22Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationPre-treatment preferences and characteristics among patients seeking in vitro fertilisation. 2009, 6:21 Reprod Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1742-4755-
dc.identifier.pmid20017913-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1742-4755-6-21-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/93870-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This study sought to describe patient features before beginning fertility treatment, and to ascertain their perceptions relative to risk of twin pregnancy outcomes associated with such therapy. METHODS: Data on readiness for twin pregnancy outcome from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was gathered from men and women before initiating fertility treatment by anonymous questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 206 women and 204 men were sampled. Mean (+/- SD) age for women and men being 35.5 +/- 5 and 37.3 +/- 7 yrs, respectively. At least one IVF cycle had been attempted by 27.2% of patients and 33.9% of this subgroup had initiated >/=3 cycles, reflecting an increase in previous failed cycles over five years. Good agreement was noted between husbands and wives with respect to readiness for twins from IVF (77% agreement; Cohen's K = 0.61; 95% CI 0.53 to 0.70). CONCLUSION: Most patients contemplating IVF already have ideas about particular outcomes even before treatment begins, and suggests that husbands & wives are in general agreement on their readiness for twin pregnancy from IVF. However, fertility patients now may represent a more refractory population and therefore carry a more guarded prognosis. Patient preferences identified before IVF remain important, but further studies comparing pre- and post-treatment perceptions are needed.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titlePre-treatment preferences and characteristics among patients seeking in vitro fertilisation.en
dc.contributor.departmentThe Sims Institute/Sims International Fertility Clinic, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalReproductive healthen

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