Fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) among Chinese women undergoing frozen embryo transfer

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Song, Donghong
Li, Xue
Yang, Min
Wang, Na
Zhao, Yang
Diao, Siyu
Zhang, Xi
Gou, Xuemei
Zhu, Xiu
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2021
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Background: Women undergoing infertility treatment have poor quality of life. This may cause them to withdraw from or refuse treatment. Women undergoing frozen embryo transfer have a treatment interval. The aim of this study was to investigate the status quo of the fertility quality of life in women undergoing frozen embryo transfer and analyse its predictors. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from August 2019 to August 2020 among women undergoing frozen embryo transfer in a tertiary hospital reproductive centre in Beijing, China. The survey collected demographic characteristics and treatment data and included the fertility problem inventory, the fertility quality of life scale (FertiQoL) and the state-trait anxiety scale. Multiple linear stepwise regression was used to explore the predictors of fertility quality of life. Results: In total, 1062 women completed the survey. Participants reported that they had high levels of fertility-related stress and anxiety during treatment. They also had lower fertility-related quality of life, and the Treatment FertiQoL scored the lowest. The regression results showed that social concern, trait anxiety, duration of treatment and age were risk factors for diminished fertility quality of life. Conclusion: Chinese women undergoing frozen embryo transfer have relatively poor quality of life. The potential predictors of fertility quality of life include social concern, trait anxiety, duration of treatment and age.

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BMC Women's Health
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Paediatrics
Reproductive medicine
Nursing
Health services and systems
Public health
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Infertility
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Song, D; Li, X; Yang, M; Wang, N; Zhao, Y; Diao, S; Zhang, X; Gou, X; Zhu, X, Fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) among Chinese women undergoing frozen embryo transfer, BMC Women's Health, 2021, 21, pp. 177
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