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dc.contributor.author Γουρουντή, Κλεάνθη el
dc.contributor.author Αναγνωστόπουλος, Φώτιος el
dc.contributor.author Ποταμιανός, Γρηγόριος el
dc.contributor.author Λυκερίδου - Αβραμιώτη, Κατερίνα el
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Lone de
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-17T10:32:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-17T10:32:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11400/10584
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.source www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14726483 en
dc.subject Controllability
dc.subject Coping
dc.subject Infertility
dc.subject IVF
dc.subject Stress (Psychology)
dc.subject Fertilization in vitro
dc.subject Life skills
dc.subject Ελεγξιμότητα
dc.subject Αντιμετώπιση
dc.subject Υπογονιμότητα
dc.subject Εξωσωματική γονιμοποίηση
dc.subject Στρες, Ψυχολογία
dc.subject Δεξιότητες ζωής
dc.title Perception of control, coping and psychological stress of infertile women undergoing IVF en
heal.type journalArticle
heal.classification Medicine
heal.classification Psychology
heal.classification Ιατρική
heal.classification Ψυχολογία
heal.classificationURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh00006614
heal.classificationURI http://zbw.eu/stw/descriptor/15790-5
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Ιατρική
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Ψυχολογία
heal.keywordURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh00006125
heal.keywordURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85128705
heal.keywordURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047905
heal.keywordURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85076844
heal.contributorName Βασλαματζής, Γρηγόριος el
heal.identifier.secondary DOI: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2012.03.002
heal.language en
heal.access free
heal.recordProvider Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Μαιευτικής el
heal.publicationDate 2012-06
heal.bibliographicCitation Gourounti, K., Anagnostopoulos, F., Potamianos, G., Lykeridou, K., Schmidt, L., et al. (2012) Perception of control, coping and psychological stress of infertile women undergoing IVF. "Reproductive BioMedicine Online", 24 (6), p. 670-679. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1472648312001502 [Accessed: 17/05/2015]. el
heal.abstract The study aimed to examine: (i) the association between perception of infertility controllability and coping strategies; and (ii) the association between perception of infertility controllability and coping strategies to psychological distress, applying multivariate statistical techniques to control for the effects of demographic variables. This cross-sectional study included 137 women with fertility problems undergoing IVF in a public hospital. All participants completed questionnaires that measured fertility-related stress, state anxiety, depressive symptomatology, perception of control and coping strategies. Pearson’s correlation coefficients were calculated between all study variables, followed by hierarchical multiple linear regression. Low perception of personal and treatment controllability was associated with frequent use of avoidance coping and high perception of treatment controllability was positively associated with problem-focused coping. Multivariate analysis showed that, when controlling for demographic factors, low perception of personal control and avoidance coping were positively associated with fertility-related stress and state anxiety, and problem-appraisal coping was negatively and significantly associated with fertility-related stress and depressive symptomatology scores. The findings of this study merit the understanding of the role of control perception and coping in psychological stress of infertile women to identify beforehand those women who might be at risk of experiencing high stress and in need of support. Infertility and its treatment are severe stressors and many women undergoing fertility treatment experience significant emotional distress. The existing literature indicates that several factors may influence emotional reactions to infertility and fertility treatment, including coping strategies and sense of controllability. This study showed that low perception of controllability was associated with avoidance coping. In addition, the study demonstrated that perception of infertility controllability and coping strategies were related to psychological stress. Therefore, healthcare professionals should enhance the implementation of interventions and support services for infertile women undergoing fertility treatment in order to enhance sense of control and alter coping skills of those women believed to be at risk. en
heal.publisher Cohen, Jacques fr
heal.journalName Reproductive BioMedicine Online en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
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