Volume 27, Number 149 (6-2017)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2017, 27(149): 111-123 | Back to browse issues page


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Ghasemi Gojani M, Kordi M, Asgharipur N, Amirian M, Esmaeli H, Eskandarnia E. Comparing the Effect of Positive Reappraisal Coping Intervention on Anxiety of Waiting Period in IUI Treatment Using Problem-solving Skills Training . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2017; 27 (149) :111-123
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-8666-en.html

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Background and purpose: Waiting period in fertility treatments lead to distress in infertile women. Current study aimed at comparing the effect of positive reappraisal coping intervention and problem-solving skills training on anxiety of waiting period in women going through IUI treatment.

Materials and methods: This clinical trial was conducted in 108 women attending Milad infertility center in Mashhad, Iran. In problem solving group three training sessions were held. In positive reappraisal coping group, two training sessions were held to accustom the participants to the components of positive reappraisal coping. The subjects in this group were asked to read the positive reappraisal coping cards (daily) and complete the monitoring form. Meanwhile, the control group received usual care. The mean score for anxiety was compared between all groups applying Spielberger anxiety Inventory on day 10 of the waiting period.

Results: The mean scores for anxiety showed significant differences between the control group (52.46±11.70), the group receiving problem-solving skills trainings (46.03±11.25), and the cases in positive reappraisal coping intervention group (47.34±10.5), (P =0.039). But the mean scores for trait anxiety was not significantly different between the control group (47.55±6.98) those in problem-solving skills group (45.02±8.84), and individuals receiving positive reappraisal coping intervention (45.92±8.89), (P =0.426).

Conclusion: According to the positive influence of both interventions, they are recommended for reducing anxiety in waiting period of IUI treatment.

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