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Infertility and its treatment result in a considerate emotional burden and a recent guideline of the European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE) highlight the importance to support couples facing fertility problems. Mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) have been proven effective in improving well-being and combatting mood disturbances in a wide range of conditions in both treatment and prevention. The overall aim of this project is to evaluate the impact of a mobile mindfulness programme (mMP) on quality of life and emotional well-being in individuals/couples experiencing fertility problems. The present study is a two-group randomized controlled trial with assessments at baseline, at 1,5 months and at 3 months. Sixty couples experiencing fertility problems will be enrolled. They will be assigned to either an intervention group (immediate access to the mMP) or a control group (waitlist condition). The mobile MBP is developed by a team of experienced mindfulness trainers, clinical psychologists, and a psychiatrist and adheres to a standardized protocol. The primary outcomes will be quality of life and emotional distress. Secondary outcomes will be repetitive negative thinking, self-compassion, mindfulness skills and mindful eating. Additionally, the feasibility of the mMP will be evaluated.
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-03T15:10:54-0500
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