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Coping with infertility: a body-mind group intervention programme for infertile couples

(2004) HUMAN REPRODUCTION. 19(8). p.1917-1923
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BACKGROUND: The recognition of the distressing character of infertility diagnosis and treatment has led to the development of several psychosocial interventions for infertile couples. At the Leuven University Fertility Centre, a body-mind marital group intervention was developed to help infertile couples cope with the distress related to infertility. METHODS AND RESULTS: This treatment programme was originally adapted from a mind-body approach, but integrated concepts and techniques from body-oriented therapy, art therapy and multi-family group therapy. In this paper, the therapeutic foundations, treatment goals and practical implications of the mind-body marital group intervention are outlined. Further, the treatment procedure is explained in detail and illustrated by clinical vignettes. CONCLUSIONS: Although the first clinical impressions about the usefulness of the body-mind group programme in fertility clinics seem promising, further research is needed to assess its effectiveness
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Lemmens, Gilbert et al. “Coping with Infertility: a Body-mind Group Intervention Programme for Infertile Couples.” HUMAN REPRODUCTION 19.8 (2004): 1917–1923. Print.
APA
Lemmens, G., Vervaeke, M., Enzlin, P., Bakelants, E., Vanderschueren, D., D’Hooghe, T., & Demyttenaere, K. (2004). Coping with infertility: a body-mind group intervention programme for infertile couples. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 19(8), 1917–1923.
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Lemmens, Gilbert, M Vervaeke, P Enzlin, E Bakelants, D Vanderschueren, T D’Hooghe, and K Demyttenaere. 2004. “Coping with Infertility: a Body-mind Group Intervention Programme for Infertile Couples.” Human Reproduction 19 (8): 1917–1923.
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Lemmens, Gilbert, M Vervaeke, P Enzlin, E Bakelants, D Vanderschueren, T D’Hooghe, and K Demyttenaere. 2004. “Coping with Infertility: a Body-mind Group Intervention Programme for Infertile Couples.” Human Reproduction 19 (8): 1917–1923.
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Lemmens G, Vervaeke M, Enzlin P, Bakelants E, Vanderschueren D, D’Hooghe T, et al. Coping with infertility: a body-mind group intervention programme for infertile couples. HUMAN REPRODUCTION. 2004;19(8):1917–23.
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G. Lemmens et al., “Coping with infertility: a body-mind group intervention programme for infertile couples,” HUMAN REPRODUCTION, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1917–1923, 2004.
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: The recognition of the distressing character of infertility diagnosis and treatment has led to the development of several psychosocial interventions for infertile couples. At the Leuven University Fertility Centre, a body-mind marital group intervention was developed to help infertile couples cope with the distress related to infertility. METHODS AND RESULTS: This treatment programme was originally adapted from a mind-body approach, but integrated concepts and techniques from body-oriented therapy, art therapy and multi-family group therapy. In this paper, the therapeutic foundations, treatment goals and practical implications of the mind-body marital group intervention are outlined. Further, the treatment procedure is explained in detail and illustrated by clinical vignettes. CONCLUSIONS: Although the first clinical impressions about the usefulness of the body-mind group programme in fertility clinics seem promising, further research is needed to assess its effectiveness},
  author       = {Lemmens, Gilbert and Vervaeke, M and Enzlin, P and Bakelants, E and Vanderschueren, D and D'Hooghe, T and Demyttenaere, K},
  issn         = {0268-1161},
  journal      = {HUMAN REPRODUCTION},
  keywords     = {Infertility},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1917--1923},
  title        = {Coping with infertility: a body-mind group intervention programme for infertile couples},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deh323},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2004},
}

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