Quality of life among infertile women with endometriosis undergoing IVF treatment and their pregnancy outcomes

Meng Hsing Wu, Pei Fang Su, Wei Ying Chu, Chih Wei Lin, New Geok Huey, Chung Ying Lin, Huang Tz Ou

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Objective: We assessed the quality of life (QoL) and pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment among infertile women with endometriosis, as compared to infertile women without endometriosis. Study design: Eighty-one (81) endometriosis women (with 142 embryo transfer [ET] cycles) and 605 non-endometriosis women (with 1063 ET cycles) were included. QoL was measured by FertiQoL at the date before ET. Pregnancy outcomes included biochemical pregnancy, ongoing pregnancy and live birth. Generalized estimating equation analyses were performed to assess the association between QoL and IVF pregnancy. Results: Endometriosis-affected women had significantly lower QoL, as indicated by mind/body, treatment environment and total treatment scores, and total scores of FertiQoL (p <.05), compared to those without endometriosis. Among non-endometriosis women, QoL scores were significantly associated with successful IVF pregnancy; with one unit increase in QoL scores as measured by emotional domain of FertiQoL, the probabilities of ongoing pregnancy and live birth significantly increased by 2.5% and 2.8%, respectively (p <.05). This association was also observed among endometriosis women but it did not reach statistical significance. Conclusions: Lower QoL among women with endometriosis versus non-endometriosis during IVF treatment highlights the importance of developing strategies to improve their QoL, which may enhance following pregnancy rates in this population.

頁(從 - 到)57-66
期刊Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
出版狀態Published - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生殖醫學
  • 臨床心理學
  • 婦產科
  • 精神病學和心理健康


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