Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami
Background: The success of assisted reproductive techniques plays a very important
role in the quality of life of infertile couples and decreases the negative behavior states
Objective: This study aimed at determining the relationship between psychological
coping and adjustment strategies with the success of assisted reproductive technology
Materials and Methods: This correlational study was conducted on 204 women
visiting Milad Infertility Center in Mashhad during 2015-2016. The research instruments
included Fertility Adjustment Scale and Infertility Coping Strategies Scale. The positive
result of two pregnancy tests within 48 hours was considered as the success of ART.
Results: The mean and standard division score of adjustment in the group achieved
treatment success (34.3±8.2) exceeded the group failed (33.6±8.8), the difference was
not statistically significant (p= 0.381). Also, there was no significant difference between
groups in the median and interquartile range of total coping strategies 81 (13) vs. 79.5
(12.25), (p= 0.369). Based on the logistic regression model for one increased transferred
embryo, the chance of getting pregnant is 1.3 times, and for each unit increase in FSH
level, the chance of ART success decreases 18%.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there is no relationship between
psychological coping and adjustment strategies with ART success. However, the
number of transferred fetus and tirthday FSH are introduced as factors that are related
to the success of ART.