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The Effect of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Subfertile Women with In Vitro Fertilization

Table 4

Summary of the effect of the clinical studies of psychological intervention on IVF outcomes.

Study
ID
DesignSample sizeInterventionsOutcomes Limitation

148RCT420Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 44.83% [39 of 125]
Control arm: PR, 28.95% [22 of 132]

158Nonrandomized clinical trial110Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 38.18% [21 of 55]
Control arm: PR, 23.64% [13 of 55]
Not mentioned drop-out rate
Small sample size
Not randomized trial

149RCT210Treatment arm: psychological intervention through the treatment
Control arm: psychological intervention just in retrieval day, ET day, and pregnancy test day
Treatment arm: PR, 53.33% [56 of 105]
Control arm: PR, 39.05% [41 of 105]
Not mentioned drop-out rate

150RCT286Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 40.79% [62 of 152]
Control arm: PR, 30.60% [41 of 134]
Not mentioned drop-out rate

159RCT100Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 35.7% [15 of 42]
Control arm: PR, 29.8% [14 of 47]
Small sample size

151RCT268Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 41.67% [80 of 192]
Control arm: PR, 28.94% [22 of 76]
Not mentioned drop-out rate

152RCT207Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 44.5% [49 of 108]
Control arm: PR, 31% [31 of 99]
Not mentioned drop-out rate

153RCT385Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 64.56% [122 of 189]
Control arm: PR, 53.65% [103 of 192]

154RCT218Treatment arm: IKAP intervention
Control arm: healthy education
Treatment arm: PR, 54.0% [65 of 120]
Control arm: PR, 39.8% [39 of 98]
Not mentioned drop-out rate

155RCT447Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 43.5% [121 of 278]
Control arm: PR, 30.9% [52 of 169]
Not mentioned drop-out rate

156RCT268Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 46.32% [89 of 129]
Control arm: PR, 32.89% [25 of 76]

157RCT1060Treatment arm: psychological intervention
Control arm: no intervention
Treatment arm: PR, 51.71% [320 of 590]
Control arm: PR, 48.88% [240 of 470]
Not mentioned drop-out rate

Note: PR: pregnancy rate; IKAP: information-knowledge-attitude-practice; versus treatment arm.

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