Arzu YURCİ
(Memorial Kayseri Hastanesi Tüp Bebek Merkezi, Kayseri, Türkiye)
Şaban KARAYAĞIZ
(Nuh Naci Yazgan Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi, Psikoloji Bölümü, Kayseri, Türkiye)
Yıl: 2021Cilt: 27Sayı: 1ISSN: 1300-4751 / 2602-4918Sayfa Aralığı: 49 - 55İngilizce

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on COMPI Fertility Problem Stress Scale and the State-Trait Anxiety Scale in Patients Undergoing IVF/ICSI
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on infertile couplesdealing with stress and anxiety during in vitro fertilization treatment.STUDY DESIGN: 252 infertile patients who applied for in vitro fertilization treatment were included inthis cross-sectional study. Data were collected via four data collection tools including socio-demographicform, COVID-19 Inventory (COVID-I), COMPI fertility problem stress scale (COMPI-FPSS), and statetrait anxiety scale. Data analysis was conducted by SPSS statistical software included statistical analysis such as averages, standard deviations, correlation, regression, and t-test.RESULTS: Both negative and weak correlations were found between COMPI fertility problem stressscale and subscales of state-trait anxiety scale as well as the total score of state-trait anxiety scale. Interms of socio-demographic characteristics of the participants and their responses in state-trait anxietyscale and ISS forms, the correlation coefficients were also so low. The results also showed that publicofficials, health professionals, and educators showed lower state-trait anxiety scale (stress-related anxiety) scores.CONCLUSION: During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increase in spontaneous pregnancy expectations. Although participants were mostly stressed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they didn’tchange their in vitro fertilization treatment plans during the outbreak.
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