Managing multiple goals during fertility treatment: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621462
Title:
Managing multiple goals during fertility treatment: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
Authors:
Phillips, Elly; Elander, James ( 0000-0001-7665-5482 ) ; Montague, Jane
Abstract:
This study investigated how men and women made sense of multiple goals during fertility treatment. Both members of three heterosexual couples participated in two or three semi-structured interviews over 6 months, producing 14 accounts, which were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The goal of biological parenthood dominates assumptions in infertility research, but its importance varied between participants, who balanced that goal with retaining emotional well-being, avoiding financial difficulties and maintaining their relationship. These themes are discussed in the context of the self-regulation model, which allows fertility treatment experiences to be conceptualised more broadly than do other models.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Phillips, E, et al (2014) 'Managing multiple goals during fertility treatment: An interpretative phenomenological analysis' Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (4):531.
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Journal of Health Psychology
Issue Date:
1-Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621462
DOI:
10.1177/1359105312474915
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1359105312474915
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
13591053
EISSN:
14617277
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Ellyen
dc.contributor.authorElander, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorMontague, Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-27T11:45:21Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-27T11:45:21Z-
dc.date.issued2014-04-01-
dc.identifier.citationPhillips, E, et al (2014) 'Managing multiple goals during fertility treatment: An interpretative phenomenological analysis' Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (4):531.en
dc.identifier.issn13591053-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1359105312474915-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621462-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated how men and women made sense of multiple goals during fertility treatment. Both members of three heterosexual couples participated in two or three semi-structured interviews over 6 months, producing 14 accounts, which were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. The goal of biological parenthood dominates assumptions in infertility research, but its importance varied between participants, who balanced that goal with retaining emotional well-being, avoiding financial difficulties and maintaining their relationship. These themes are discussed in the context of the self-regulation model, which allows fertility treatment experiences to be conceptualised more broadly than do other models.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1359105312474915en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Health Psychologyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en
dc.subjectFertility treatmenten
dc.subjectInfertilityen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.titleManaging multiple goals during fertility treatment: An interpretative phenomenological analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn14617277-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Psychologyen
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