The Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy on Infertility Stress, General Health, and Negative Cognitions: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This study determined the effect of a cognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) program administered to infertile women on infertility-related stress, depressive and anxious thoughts, and general health state. A randomized controlled design was used for this study. The study was conducted with 107 infertile women: 55 in the experimental group and 52 in the control group. The CBGT was administered to the experimental group for 11  weeks. The pretest, posttest, and trimester follow-up results of this group were compared with those of the control group. The experimental group’s Fertility Problem Inventory pretest mean score was 188.47 ± 30.699, posttest mean score was 135.84 ± 22.571, and follow-up mean score was 140.61 ± 20.16. A statistically significant difference was found between the experimental and control groups’ pretest, posttest, and follow-up mean scores on depressive and anxious cognitions (CCL), FPI and its subscales, and the General Health Questionnaire-28 and its subscales (p 
Source: Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Gliadin gluten Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
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Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster Presentation Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Medications Drug Interactions Mood Disorder Source Type: blogs
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