publication . Article . 2005

Assessing the emotional needs of women with spontaneous premature ovarian failure

Karim A. Calis; Vien H. Vanderhoof; O. Ray Fitzgerald; Allison A. Groff; Allison A. Groff; Sharon N. Covington; Lynn R. Halverson; Lawrence M. Nelson;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2005
Abstract
Objective To examine women's emotional responses to learning the diagnosis of premature ovarian failure (POF) and identify the sources of support used for coping. Design Observational study. Setting National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Patient(s) One hundred women previously diagnosed with POF of median age 28 years at diagnosis. Intervention(s) Structured telephone interviews based on focus group findings. Main Outcome Measure(s) Manner informed of POF diagnosis, emotional response, and areas of emotional support. Result(s) Overall, 71% were unsatisfied with the manner in which they were informed by their clinician, and 89% reported experiencing moder...
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Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system diseasesfemale genital diseases and pregnancy complications
free text keywords: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine, Emotional distress, Gynecology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Premature ovarian failure, medicine.disease, Medical information, business.industry, business, Coping (psychology), Fertility, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Observational study, Distress, Focus group, Clinical psychology
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