This research is still active and continued participation is most welcome. Participation is required only once and will take you between 10 - 15 minutes to complete depending on the choices you select.
INFERTILITY RESEARCH – Your Contribution & Help is Greatly Appreciated
https://psych.sci.usq.edu.au/ipp2010.asp and the password is Mysay (cut and paste link).
Are you involved in ART- Assisted Reproductive Treatment (fertility treatment, from ovulation stimulation through to various other procedures including IVF) –If you are about to commence using ART, are currently involved, or recently completed an ART treatment ,can you help by completing an online study to further determine the psychological impact of treatment and the individual needs and coping styles of individuals/couples experiencing difficulty conceiving. The time to complete the study will vary depending on the details provided but could range from 10 – 15 minutes. This study has ethics approval with the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, is confidential and secure.
The web address is https://psych.sci.usq.edu.au/ipp2010.asp and the password is Mysay (Please cut and paste the link if you do not directly access the site).
The Researcher - I am a fully registered Psychologist located in Queensland, Australia and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Association and the Fertility Society of Australia. I work in the area of clinical and reproductive health and regularly provide psychological support to individuals and couples requiring supportive counselling / compulsory counselling relating to aspects of infertility and reproductive treatment. During the years I have been providing support I have noticed that individuals and couples differ in their coping mechanisms and additionally experience varying levels of psychological distress. The research I am currently undertaking via the University of Southern Queensland will assist in identifying the diversity of psychological needs prior to, during, and post assisted reproductive treatment. Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) varies from least invasive procedures using medication to stimulate ovulation right through to IVF which utilises various medications and techniques and requires surgery. I am hoping that the findings will assist Psychologists and Counsellors who regularly support clients with infertility related concerns to recognise the individual needs and coping styles of their clients and their partners to better support the client’s needs.
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Thank you for your support.
Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) Candidate, University of Southern Queensland, Australia