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Conference Paper: The quality of life of infertile Chinese Couples undergoing IVF

TitleThe quality of life of infertile Chinese Couples undergoing IVF
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
The 19th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE 2003), Madrid, Spain, 30 June-3 July 2003. In Human Reproduction, 2003, v. 18 suppl. 1, p. xviii17, abstract O-048 How to Cite?
AbstractINTRODUCTION: A cross-sectional study of the quality of life (QOL) of infertile Chinese couples was conducted to evaluate the health status of infertile couples undergoing IVF treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: QOL was assessed by the Chinese version of the Medical Outcome Survey-Short Form 36 (MOS SF-36) and the Hong Kong Chinese version of the World Health Organization QOL Measure, Abbreviated Version [WHOQOL-BREF(HK)]. The questionnaires were distributed to couples who had just been recruited for IVF treatment, at the beginning of the treatment, after pregnancy testing and 6 months after the treatment. A total of 146 males and 147 females completed the questionnaires. RESULTS: Before treatment, the male subjects had better SF-36 scores in general health (mean 6 SD = 82.74 ± 16.65) and social functioning (84.26 ± 16.11) than the norm, and the female subjects had relatively lower SF-36 scores in bodily pain (73.52 ± 19.95) than the norm. The female subjects also had relatively lower scores in the WHOQOLBREF WHOQOLBREF(HK) psychological and physical domains than the norm. During treatment, the male subjects had higher scores in social functioning (87.50 ± 19.16) and the female subjects had lower scores in bodily pain (68.78 ± 23.97) and social functioning (77.74 ± 20.06) than the norm. The female subjects also had lower scores in the psychological domain (13.87 ± 2.03) than the norm. After the pregnancy test, the male subjects had higher SF-36 scores in social functioning (78.63 ± 20.96) and the female subjects had relatively lower SF-36 scores in physical role (35.94 ± 39.11), bodily pain (65.61 ± 24.19) and social functioning (67.05 ± 23.76) than the norm. The male subjects had relatively lower WHOQOLBREF(HK) scores in psychological and social relationships than did the female subjects. Six months after treatment, the male subjects had lower scores in bodily pain (76.51 ± 21.34) and much higher scores in social functioning (81.91 ± 18.39) than did their female counterparts, and the female subjects had lower scores in physical role (50 ± 42.35), bodily pain (64.06 ± 24.98) and social functioning (68.09 ± 24.70). CONCLUSIONS: IVF has a greater effect on females than males in terms of physical role, bodily pain and social functioning after treatment. Males have less bodily pain and retain more social functioning after treatment. Hence, gender speci®c care must be provided to couples undergoing IVF treatment.
DescriptionThis journal suppl.entitled: Abstracts of the 19th Annual Meeting of the ESHRE, Madrid, Spain 2003
Oral Presentation - Paramedical/clinical (O-046-049)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/95786
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dc.contributor.authorLau, AKLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, EHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T16:13:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T16:13:16Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 19th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE 2003), Madrid, Spain, 30 June-3 July 2003. In Human Reproduction, 2003, v. 18 suppl. 1, p. xviii17, abstract O-048-
dc.identifier.issn0268-1161en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/95786-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl.entitled: Abstracts of the 19th Annual Meeting of the ESHRE, Madrid, Spain 2003-
dc.descriptionOral Presentation - Paramedical/clinical (O-046-049)-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: A cross-sectional study of the quality of life (QOL) of infertile Chinese couples was conducted to evaluate the health status of infertile couples undergoing IVF treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: QOL was assessed by the Chinese version of the Medical Outcome Survey-Short Form 36 (MOS SF-36) and the Hong Kong Chinese version of the World Health Organization QOL Measure, Abbreviated Version [WHOQOL-BREF(HK)]. The questionnaires were distributed to couples who had just been recruited for IVF treatment, at the beginning of the treatment, after pregnancy testing and 6 months after the treatment. A total of 146 males and 147 females completed the questionnaires. RESULTS: Before treatment, the male subjects had better SF-36 scores in general health (mean 6 SD = 82.74 ± 16.65) and social functioning (84.26 ± 16.11) than the norm, and the female subjects had relatively lower SF-36 scores in bodily pain (73.52 ± 19.95) than the norm. The female subjects also had relatively lower scores in the WHOQOLBREF WHOQOLBREF(HK) psychological and physical domains than the norm. During treatment, the male subjects had higher scores in social functioning (87.50 ± 19.16) and the female subjects had lower scores in bodily pain (68.78 ± 23.97) and social functioning (77.74 ± 20.06) than the norm. The female subjects also had lower scores in the psychological domain (13.87 ± 2.03) than the norm. After the pregnancy test, the male subjects had higher SF-36 scores in social functioning (78.63 ± 20.96) and the female subjects had relatively lower SF-36 scores in physical role (35.94 ± 39.11), bodily pain (65.61 ± 24.19) and social functioning (67.05 ± 23.76) than the norm. The male subjects had relatively lower WHOQOLBREF(HK) scores in psychological and social relationships than did the female subjects. Six months after treatment, the male subjects had lower scores in bodily pain (76.51 ± 21.34) and much higher scores in social functioning (81.91 ± 18.39) than did their female counterparts, and the female subjects had lower scores in physical role (50 ± 42.35), bodily pain (64.06 ± 24.98) and social functioning (68.09 ± 24.70). CONCLUSIONS: IVF has a greater effect on females than males in terms of physical role, bodily pain and social functioning after treatment. Males have less bodily pain and retain more social functioning after treatment. Hence, gender speci®c care must be provided to couples undergoing IVF treatment.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Reproductionen_HK
dc.rightsHuman Reproduction. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.titleThe quality of life of infertile Chinese Couples undergoing IVFen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0268-1161&volume=18 Supplement 1&spage=xviii17 &epage=&date=2003&atitle=The+quality+of+life+of+infertile+Chinese+Couples+undergoing+IVFen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLau, AKL: akllau@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailNg, EHY: nghye@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLau, CM: double00@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, PC: pcho@hkusub.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHo, PC=rp00325en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros84876en_HK
dc.identifier.volume18en_HK
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spagexviii17, abstract O-048en_HK
dc.identifier.epagexviii17, abstract O-048-

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