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Article: Understanding the patterns of adjustment to infertility of IVF users using narrative and autobiographical timeline

TitleUnderstanding the patterns of adjustment to infertility of IVF users using narrative and autobiographical timeline
Authors
KeywordsAssisted reproduction
Autobiographical timeline
Coping, infertility
Meaning making
Narrative
Issue Date2012
PublisherHongkong Gangmao Group Company. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apjr.net/index.html
Citation
Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 2012, v. 1 n. 2, p. 125-134 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To examine how Hong Kong Chinese women and men coped with and adjusted to the infertility problem over time. Methods: Using purposive sampling and theoretical sampling, nine heterosexual couples and ten women who had completed IVF were recruited. Data were collected using a narrative interviewing technique and autobiographical timeline, based on a grounded theory approach. Results: Regardless of the outcome of IVF, coping with infertility and treatment was emotionally taxing. Four themes relating to the coping experiences were identified and captured innovatively in pictorial and narrative forms. They were: 'one of the many', resilience, recovery and prolonged grief. The findings concurred with the existing literature - coping with infertility is emotionally taxing, and variability exists in the degree of adjustment to infertility, which in turn influences well-being. The study also demonstrated the advantages of creative use of clinical-interview methods in research on couples subjective and lived experience of infertility. Conclusion: The findings suggest that the participants varied in their coping and adjustment to the experience of infertility, with most of them demonstrated positive meanings and resiliency over time. The combined use of both clinical-interview methods helped to facilitate exploration and articulation of the lived experiences of infertility among participants, allowing both in-depth understanding of the phenomenon and adherence to methodological rigor. The clinical-interview research methods can also promote evidence-based reflective practice for researchers and an empowering experience for participants.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181140
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.173

 

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dc.contributor.authorLee, GLen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlyth, EDen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-19T11:37:42Z-
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dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 2012, v. 1 n. 2, p. 125-134en_US
dc.identifier.issn2305-0500en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181140-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine how Hong Kong Chinese women and men coped with and adjusted to the infertility problem over time. Methods: Using purposive sampling and theoretical sampling, nine heterosexual couples and ten women who had completed IVF were recruited. Data were collected using a narrative interviewing technique and autobiographical timeline, based on a grounded theory approach. Results: Regardless of the outcome of IVF, coping with infertility and treatment was emotionally taxing. Four themes relating to the coping experiences were identified and captured innovatively in pictorial and narrative forms. They were: 'one of the many', resilience, recovery and prolonged grief. The findings concurred with the existing literature - coping with infertility is emotionally taxing, and variability exists in the degree of adjustment to infertility, which in turn influences well-being. The study also demonstrated the advantages of creative use of clinical-interview methods in research on couples subjective and lived experience of infertility. Conclusion: The findings suggest that the participants varied in their coping and adjustment to the experience of infertility, with most of them demonstrated positive meanings and resiliency over time. The combined use of both clinical-interview methods helped to facilitate exploration and articulation of the lived experiences of infertility among participants, allowing both in-depth understanding of the phenomenon and adherence to methodological rigor. The clinical-interview research methods can also promote evidence-based reflective practice for researchers and an empowering experience for participants.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHongkong Gangmao Group Company. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apjr.net/index.html-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Pacific Journal of Reproductionen_US
dc.subjectAssisted reproduction-
dc.subjectAutobiographical timeline-
dc.subjectCoping, infertility-
dc.subjectMeaning making-
dc.subjectNarrative-
dc.titleUnderstanding the patterns of adjustment to infertility of IVF users using narrative and autobiographical timelineen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_US
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