Stress Management for Couples Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 12-007272
    NCT ID: NCT01714882
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 12-007272

About this study

The investigators are trying to determine stress management strategies in couples undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with clinical infertility, either primary or secondary, who are recommended for IVF for the first time as part of their treatment for infertility
  • Women with a partner, and both are willing to provide consent for study participation as a couple
  • Couples that can be reached by telephone for follow-up

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women less than 18 years of age
  • Women equal or greater than 40 years of age
  • Women with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss
  • History of current or recent psychotic episode within past 6 months for either the woman or her partner
  • Couples needing a interpreter for their clinical encounter

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Amit Sood, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Maureen Lemens B.S.N., R.N.



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