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Title: EFFECTIVENESS OF MINDFULNESS-BASED INTERVENTIONS (MBIS) ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH INFERTILITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS
Authors: EMYLIA JUFFERIE
Keywords: Mindfulness
Infertility
Psychological
Meta-analysis
Issue Date: 25-May-2019
Citation: EMYLIA JUFFERIE (2019-05-25). EFFECTIVENESS OF MINDFULNESS-BASED INTERVENTIONS (MBIS) ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS WITH INFERTILITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: BACKGROUND At least 50 million couples worldwide experience infertility. Depression, anxiety and stress related to their diagnosis and treatment have been reported and are cited as reasons for treatment termination. Evidence for the benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) on psychological health have been discussed previously. OBJECTIVES To examine the best available evidence on the effectiveness of MBIs on improving the psychological outcomes of infertile patients. METHODS A systematic search of eight databases was conducted for published and non-published studies without any year limitation. Quality appraisal was carried out using the risk of bias assessment. Meta-analyses of eight studies were performed with RevMan. Z-statistic at P<0.05 was used to evaluate the overall effect. Tests for heterogeneity included chi-squared and I2. Subgroup and sensitivity analyses were conducted. A narrative synthesis was conducted for one study. Of the 155 studies identified, nine studies from 11 publications were selected. RESULTS Pre-sensitivity analyses, MBIs significantly improved symptoms of depression (z=3.67, P=0.0002), anxiety (z=2.18, P=0.03), psychological well-being (z=2.15, P=0.03), QoL (z=2.40, P=0.02) and relations with others (z=2.09, P=0.04). Stress was also reduced however results were nonsignificant (z=1.74, P=0.08). Post-sensitivity analyses, MBIs significantly improved symptoms of depression (z=4.86, P<0.00001), stress (z=4.42, P<0.0001), psychological well-being (z=2.36, P=0.02), QoL (z=2.80, P=0.005) and relations with others (z=2.39, P=0.02). Anxiety symptoms were also reduced however results were nonsignificant (z=1.08, P=0.28). CONCLUSION This review presented some evidence for the beneficial effects of MBIs on the psychological outcomes in infertile patients. Thus far, no systematic review has focused on the effect of MBIs on infertile patients. Hence, our findings contribute a unique insight and informs stakeholders that incorporating mindfulness into treatment can improve psychological health and therefore pregnancy rates. Future studies should corroborate the long-term effects of MBIs using randomised controlled trials and follow-up data.
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