An interpretative phenomenological analysis of men’s and women’s coping strategy selection during early IVF treatment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621392
Title:
An interpretative phenomenological analysis of men’s and women’s coping strategy selection during early IVF treatment
Authors:
Phillips, Elly; Elander, James ( 0000-0001-7665-5482 ) ; Montague, Jane
Abstract:
Objectives: To describe the coping strategies that men and women adopted during the early stages of in vitro fertilisation treatment, and explore why and how they selected those strategies. Background: Previous research has identified coping strategies used during fertility treatment and the impact of those strategies on adjustment, but not how and why individuals choose the strategies they did, which is important for understanding coping strategy use as a self-regulatory process. Methods: Three heterosexual couples took part in two or three individual semi-structured interviews over six months, producing fourteen accounts, which were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: The emergent themes were: not dwelling on emotional issues; getting on with treatment; and keeping busy with other things. Participants selected coping strategies in a conscious, deliberate way, by making comparisons with other patients and by drawing on their broader, customary ways of coping. The strategies participants adopted made sense in the context of their long-term goals as well as their short-term treatment objectives. Conclusion: This research shows that for these participants, shorter-term behavioural strategies were informed by longer-term goals, which is consistent with a self-regulatory approach to understanding how people cope with the stress of treatment for infertility.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Phillips. E., Elander, J. & Montague, J. (2014). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of men’s and women’s coping strategy selection during early IVF treatment. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36, 4, 366-372. DOI:10.1080/02646838.2014.915391
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Issue Date:
20-Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621392
DOI:
10.1080/02646838.2014.915391
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02646838.2014.915391
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
02646838
EISSN:
1469672X
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Ellyen
dc.contributor.authorElander, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorMontague, Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-15T15:41:47Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-15T15:41:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-20-
dc.identifier.citationPhillips. E., Elander, J. & Montague, J. (2014). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of men’s and women’s coping strategy selection during early IVF treatment. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36, 4, 366-372. DOI:10.1080/02646838.2014.915391en
dc.identifier.issn02646838-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02646838.2014.915391-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621392-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe the coping strategies that men and women adopted during the early stages of in vitro fertilisation treatment, and explore why and how they selected those strategies. Background: Previous research has identified coping strategies used during fertility treatment and the impact of those strategies on adjustment, but not how and why individuals choose the strategies they did, which is important for understanding coping strategy use as a self-regulatory process. Methods: Three heterosexual couples took part in two or three individual semi-structured interviews over six months, producing fourteen accounts, which were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: The emergent themes were: not dwelling on emotional issues; getting on with treatment; and keeping busy with other things. Participants selected coping strategies in a conscious, deliberate way, by making comparisons with other patients and by drawing on their broader, customary ways of coping. The strategies participants adopted made sense in the context of their long-term goals as well as their short-term treatment objectives. Conclusion: This research shows that for these participants, shorter-term behavioural strategies were informed by longer-term goals, which is consistent with a self-regulatory approach to understanding how people cope with the stress of treatment for infertility.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02646838.2014.915391en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychologyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectInfertilityen
dc.subjectCopingen
dc.subjectAssisted reproductionen
dc.subjectQualitative methodologyen
dc.titleAn interpretative phenomenological analysis of men’s and women’s coping strategy selection during early IVF treatmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1469672X-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychologyen
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