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《Chinese Journal of Clinical Medicine》 2018-04
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Comparison of psychological stress between men and women preparing for the first invitrofertilization and embryo transfer treatments

LIU Wen-juan;JI Jian-lin;HONG Yan;MAO Lin;Department of Psychology,Zhongshan Hospital,Fudan University;Center for Reproductive Medicine,Renji Hospital,Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine,Shanghai Key Laboratory of Auxiliary Reproduction and Eugenics;  
Objective:To compare psychological stress between men and women preparing for the first in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer(IVF-ET)treatments.Methods:A consecutive sample of 278 couples preparing for the first IVF-ET treatments was recruited.Measurements were completed(30±1)days before the treatment,including perceived stress scale,self-rating depression scale,self-rating anxiety scale,and impact of event scale-revised.Results:There were no statistical differences regarding the detection rates of depression and anxiety between women and men(28.8% vs 31.3% and14.4%vs 19.4%,respectively).The detection rate of IVF-ET specific traumatic stress symptoms was higher in women than that in men(58.3%vs 47.5%,P0.05).Scores of anxiety,depression,and perceived stress for couples were higher than those of the norm(P0.05),whereas no statistical difference was found between women and men.The score of IVF-ET specific traumatic stress symptoms was higher in women(23.1±13.1)than that in men(20.5±13.1,P 0.05).Conclusions:Both women and men preparing for the first IVF-ET treatments have a higher level of psychological stress.The anxiety,depression,and perceived stress between women and men are similar.The score of IVF-ET specific distress traumatic stress symptoms is higher in women than that in men.
【Fund】: 国家自然科学基金(81300547)~~
【CateGory Index】: R714.8
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