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Title: Comparing the effectiveness of I-BMS-informed self-helf interventions in alleviating psychosocial distress for women awaiting the outcome of IVF treatment
Authors: Chan, Celia H. Y. 
Dr. LAU Hi Po, Bobo 
Wong, Queenie S. 
Tam, Michelle Y. J. 
So, Georgina Y. K. 
Leung, H. T. 
Fung, Y. L. 
Chan, Cecilia L. W. 
Li, Raymond 
Ng, Ernest H. Y. 
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 2019, vol. 29(3), pp. 179-193.
Journal: Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development 
Abstract: Women undergoing in vitro fertilisation experience enormous emotional distress while waiting to find out if they are pregnant; yet their intention to seek help remains low. Interventions that can be easily self-administered may provide a promising alternative. This randomised trial compares psychosocial outcomes of 207 women who received a self-help education booklet containing either spiritually reflective exercise and relaxation techniques, spiritually reflective exercises only, or information about body-mind wellness. Results suggest that knowledge on body-mind wellness protected the women from deteriorating in a range of psychosocial well-being domains that would otherwise have occurred during the waiting period prior to the pregnancy test.
Type: Article
ISSN: 0218-5385
DOI: 10.1080/02185385.2019.1578684
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