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Title: The partnership and coping enhancement programme for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment: the development of a complex intervention in China
Other Titles: The partnership and coping enhancement programme
Authors: Ying, LY 
Chen, XM
Wu, LH 
Shu, J
Wu, XL
Loke, AY 
Keywords: Couple-based intervention
In vitro fertilization
Marital benefit
Psychological well-being
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Source: Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics, 2017, v. 34, no. 1, p. 99-108 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics 
Abstract: Purpose Couples as dyads suffer from the diagnosis of infertility and related treatment. These couples commonly experience emotional and physical pain and tension in their marital lives. The purpose of this study is to report on the process of developing a potentially feasible and effective complex intervention for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment in China. Methods The Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for developing and evaluating the complex intervention was adopted to guide the development of the Partnership and Coping Enhancement Programme (PCEP). In developing the PCEP, three steps were taken, namely, (1) identifying evidence by conducting literature reviews, a concept analysis and a qualitative study; (2) identifying/developing a theory-in this case, a preliminary Endurance with Partnership Conceptual Framework (P-EPCF) was proposed; and (3) modelling the process and outcomes of the PCEP. Results The PCEP that was developed is targeted mainly at the domains of the partnership mediators of stress in the P-EPCF. It consists of two sections-partnership and copingand will be delivered to infertile couples on the day of embryo transfer. The main focuses of the programme are to facilitate mutual sharing and support in infertile couples, and to improve their individual and dyadic coping strategies while undergoing IVF treatment, especially in the period when they are waiting for the results of a pregnancy test and after the disclosure of a negative treatment outcome. The programme is couple-based, consisting of experience sharing, psychoeducation, meditation exercise, skill practise and supplemental written materials. Conclusions The Partnership and Coping Enhancement Programme (PCEP) for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment was developed according to the guideline of the MRC framework. It is recommended that a pilot study be conducted to evaluate its feasibility and to model the process and outcomes of the programme.
ISSN: 1058-0468
EISSN: 1573-7330
DOI: 10.1007/s10815-016-0817-y
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