Journal article

Depression and Anxiety Outcomes Associated with Failed Assisted Reproductive Technologies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Adriana Milazzo, George Mnatzaganian, Adam G Elshaug, Sheryl A Hemphill, Janet E Hiller

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2016


OBJECTIVE: Our study examined the psychological outcomes associated with failed ART treatment outcomes in men and women. SEARCH STRATEGY: A systematic search for studies published between January 1980 and August 2015 was performed across seven electronic databases. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Studies were included if they contained data on psychosocial outcomes taken pre and post ART treatment. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS: A standardised form was used to extract data and was verified by two independent reviewers. Studies were meta-analysed to determine the association of depression and anxiety with ART treatment outcomes. Narrative synthesis identified factors to explain variations in the size and..

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