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dc.contributor.authorKovacs, Gab-
dc.contributor.authorEsposito, James-
dc.contributor.authorQin, Sharon-
dc.identifier.citationGlob J Reprod Med 1(2): GJORM.MS.ID.555557 (2017)en_US
dc.description.abstractIVF is widely practiced, however, data on the degree of discomfort and inconvenience experienced by women undergoing treatment is nonexistent. We surveyed women being treated at Monash IVF, undergoing oocyte collection in stimulated cycles at Epworth Hawthorn Day Surgery. One hundred and eighteen women were recruited to the study during a five week period from August to September 2014 and underwent a five minute telephone interview asking ten questions. Women were asked to rate the inconvenience and pain associated with the blood tests, injections and oocyte collection procedure using a numeric rating scale of zero to ten. Data on analgesic usage and the time taken to return to work and normal activity was also recorded. The median number of oocytes was nine. The mean pain score immediately post operation was 4.6, and at 24 hours 3.9, on a scale of 1 to 10. Most women returned to normal activity and work within two days (mean 1.7, SD1.5days and mean 1.8 SD1.5 respectively).Immediate post operative discomfort was not found to be correlated with the number of oocytes collected. However the number of oocytes collected positively correlated with the quantity and duration of analgesics consumed and the time taken to resume work and normal activity.en_US
dc.publisherJuniper Publishersen_US
dc.subjectInvitro Fertilisationen_US
dc.subjectOocyte Collectionen_US
dc.subjectStimulated Cyclesen_US
dc.subjectBlood Testsen_US
dc.subjectPost Operative Discomforten_US
dc.subjectReturn to Worken_US
dc.subjectReturn to Normal Activityen_US
dc.subjectObstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleHow much inconvenience and discomfort does modern IVF treatment cause?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleGlobal Journal of Reproductive Medicine (GJORM)en_US
dc.description.affiliatesUniversity of Melbourne, Parkville, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of O & G, Monash University, Clayton, Australiaen_US
dc.type.studyortrialCohort Studyen_US
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