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Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   NOVEMBER 2007 , Volume 65 , Number 8; Page(s) 57 To 63.
 
Paper: 

EFFECTIVENESS OF PSYCHIATRIC AND COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS ON FERTILITY RATE IN INFERTILE COUPLES

 
 
Author(s):  RAMAZANZADEH F.*, NOURBALA A.A., MALEK AFZALI H., ABEDINIA N., RAHIMI FOROUSHANI A., SHARIAT M., RASHIDI B., TEHRANINEZHAD E., SOHRABVAND F., BAGHERI MARYAM
 
* VALI-ASR REPRODUCTION HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER, IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL, KESHAVARZ BLVD., TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Considering the psycho-social model of diseases, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of psychiatric intervention on the pregnancy rate of infertile couples.
Methods: In a randomized clinical trial, 638 infertile patients referred to a university infertility clinic were evaluated. Among them, 140 couples with different levels of depression in at least one of the spouses were included in this substudy. These couples were divided randomly into two groups. The patients in the case group received 6-8 sessions of psychotherapy before starting infertility treatment and were given fluoxetine 20-60 mg per day during the same period. The control group did not receive any intervention. Three questionnaires including the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Holmes-Rahe stress scale and a socio-demographic questionnaire were applied for all patients. The clinical pregnancy rates of the two groups, based on sonographic detection of the gestational sac six weeks after LMP, were compared. The data were analyzed by paired-T test, T-test,
 c2 and the logistic regression method.
Results: The pregnancy rate was 47.1% in the case group and 7.1% in the control group. The pregnancy rate was significantly related to the duration and cause of infertility and the level of stress in both groups (p< 0.001). The pregnancy rate was shown to be higher in couples in which the male has a secondary level of education (p< 0.001).
Conclusions: Psychiatric interventions greatly improve pregnancy rates, and it is therefore crucial to mandate psychiatric counseling in all fertility centers in order to diagnose and treat infertile patients with psychiatric disorders and help couples deal with stress.

 
Keyword(s): INFERTILITY, DEPRESSION, PSYCHIATRIC INTERVENTIONS, PSYCHOTHERAPY, PREGNANCY
 
 
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RAMAZANZADEH, F., & NOURBALA, A., & MALEK AFZALI, H., & ABEDINIA, N., & RAHIMI FOROUSHANI, A., & SHARIAT, M., & RASHIDI, B., & TEHRANINEZHAD, E., & SOHRABVAND, F., & BAGHERI, M. (2007). EFFECTIVENESS OF PSYCHIATRIC AND COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS ON FERTILITY RATE IN INFERTILE COUPLES. TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ), 65(8), 57-63. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=104128



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RAMAZANZADEH F., NOURBALA A.A., MALEK AFZALI H., ABEDINIA N., RAHIMI FOROUSHANI A., SHARIAT M., RASHIDI B., TEHRANINEZHAD E., SOHRABVAND F., BAGHERI MARYAM. EFFECTIVENESS OF PSYCHIATRIC AND COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS ON FERTILITY RATE IN INFERTILE COUPLES. TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ). 2007 [cited 2021July28];65(8):57-63. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=104128



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RAMAZANZADEH, F., NOURBALA, A., MALEK AFZALI, H., ABEDINIA, N., RAHIMI FOROUSHANI, A., SHARIAT, M., RASHIDI, B., TEHRANINEZHAD, E., SOHRABVAND, F., BAGHERI, M., 2007. EFFECTIVENESS OF PSYCHIATRIC AND COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS ON FERTILITY RATE IN INFERTILE COUPLES. TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ), [online] 65(8), pp.57-63. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=104128.



 
 
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