An analysis of the anxiety and hopelessness levels of women during IVF-ET treatment

Gozuyesil E. , KARAÇAY YIKAR S. , NAZİK E.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.56, no.2, pp.338-346, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12436
  • Page Numbers: pp.338-346


Purpose This study determined the anxiety and hopelessness levels of women during in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. Design and Methods This cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted with 50 infertile women. The Personal Information Form, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) were used to collect data. Findings A statistically significant difference between the BHS total score before oocyte pick-up and after embryo transfer was found (P < .05). However, no statistically significant relationship was found between state anxiety in the same process (P > .05). Practice Implications This study showed that women had high levels of hopelessness and as a woman's state anxiety level increased, her level of hope decreased.