Quality of life among infertile women with endometriosis undergoing IVF treatment and their pregnancy outcomes

Meng-Hsing Wu, Pei-Fang Su, Wei-Ying Chu, Chih-Wei Lin, New Geok Huey, Chung-Ying Lin, Huang-Tz Ou
2020 Figshare  
Objective: We assessed the quality of life (QoL) and pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment among infertile women with endometriosis, as compared to infertile women without endometriosis. Study design: Eighty-one (81) endometriosis women (with 142 embryo transfer [ET] cycles) and 605 non-endometriosis women (with 1063 ET cycles) were included. QoL was measured by FertiQoL at the date before ET. Pregnancy outcomes included biochemical pregnancy, ongoing pregnancy and live
more » ... rth. Generalized estimating equation analyses were performed to assess the association between QoL and IVF pregnancy. Results: Endometriosis-affected women had significantly lower QoL, as indicated by mind/body, treatment environment and total treatment scores, and total scores of FertiQoL (p p Conclusions: Lower QoL among women with endometriosis versus non-endometriosis during IVF treatment highlights the importance of developing strategies to improve their QoL, which may enhance following pregnancy rates in this population.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12212498 fatcat:f7gsng3ewnf43n5vszj4rjax2e