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Article: Comparing the effectiveness of I-BMS-informed self-help interventions in alleviating psychosocial distress for women awaiting the outcome of IVF treatment

TitleComparing the effectiveness of I-BMS-informed self-help interventions in alleviating psychosocial distress for women awaiting the outcome of IVF treatment
Authors
KeywordsIVF
infertility
mental health
intervention
randomised trial
Issue Date2019
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rswd20/current
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 2019, v. 29 n. 3, p. 179-193 How to Cite?
AbstractWomen undergoing in vitro fertilisation experience enormous emotional distress while waiting to find out if they are pregnant; yet their intention to seek help remains low. Interventions that can be easily self-administered may provide a promising alternative. This randomised trial compares psychosocial outcomes of 207 women who received a self-help education booklet containing either spiritually reflective exercise and relaxation techniques, spiritually reflective exercises only, or information about body-mind wellness. Results suggest that knowledge on body-mind wellness protected the women from deteriorating in a range of psychosocial well-being domains that would otherwise have occurred during the waiting period prior to the pregnancy test.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274036
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 0.595
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.232
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CHY-
dc.contributor.authorLau, BHP-
dc.contributor.authorWong, QS-
dc.contributor.authorTam, MYJ-
dc.contributor.authorSo, YKG-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, HT-
dc.contributor.authorFung, YL-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLW-
dc.contributor.authorLi, RHW-
dc.contributor.authorNg, EHY-
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-18T14:53:45Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-18T14:53:45Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 2019, v. 29 n. 3, p. 179-193-
dc.identifier.issn0218-5385-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/274036-
dc.description.abstractWomen undergoing in vitro fertilisation experience enormous emotional distress while waiting to find out if they are pregnant; yet their intention to seek help remains low. Interventions that can be easily self-administered may provide a promising alternative. This randomised trial compares psychosocial outcomes of 207 women who received a self-help education booklet containing either spiritually reflective exercise and relaxation techniques, spiritually reflective exercises only, or information about body-mind wellness. Results suggest that knowledge on body-mind wellness protected the women from deteriorating in a range of psychosocial well-being domains that would otherwise have occurred during the waiting period prior to the pregnancy test.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rswd20/current-
dc.relation.ispartofAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI].-
dc.subjectIVF-
dc.subjectinfertility-
dc.subjectmental health-
dc.subjectintervention-
dc.subjectrandomised trial-
dc.titleComparing the effectiveness of I-BMS-informed self-help interventions in alleviating psychosocial distress for women awaiting the outcome of IVF treatment-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CHY: chancelia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailSo, YKG: gsyk@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLeung, HT: leung83@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFung, YL: yl.fung28@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLi, RHW: raymondli@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailNg, EHY: nghye@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02185385.2019.1578684-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85071186752-
dc.identifier.hkuros301466-
dc.identifier.volume29-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage179-
dc.identifier.epage193-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000482405000001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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