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Transversal, Controlled and Not Randomized Study, Laying on the Desire of Children and Eating Disorders in a Population of Infertile Women (TCA2)

This study has been terminated.
(recruitment difficulties)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nantes University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 6, 2014
Last updated: March 9, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
In France , 15% of couples seek help for problems conceiving . In 10% of cases, infertility remains " unexplained" . Among the causes of female infertility , there are the eating disorders, as well as sexual disorders , these two cases may be linked. In addition, data from the literature seem to suggest that beyond a diagnosis of eating disorders, the feeding behavior of infertile women is more often disturbed than the general population. Moreover, the notions of desire for a child and maternal representations seem essential to address in the comprehensive care of women with infertility but also TCA integrating all conflicting issues reactivated at the time of motherhood. However, little work has been done on this subject. Thus, we propose a study on the desire for children and the eating disorders to infertile women, to update epidemiological data, but also to better characterize this particular patient population. Perspectives of this work are to improve screening measures and support through a joint work of doctors reproductive and psychiatrists.

Condition Intervention
Infertility Eating Disorders Other: Autoquestionnary Other: semi-structured interview

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Single-center Study, Transversal, Controlled and Not Randomized, Laying on the Desire of Children and Eating Disorders in a Population of Infertile Women

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Further study details as provided by Nantes University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Children desire [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

    Questionnaire scores of children desire (Fragebogen zum Kinderwunsch) , according to three dimensions:

    • Improved self-esteem''
    • Emotional Stabilization
    • Ambivalence

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dysmorphic [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    score Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ)

  • Sexuality [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    History Questionnaire score Sexual (QHS)

  • Anxiety and depression [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    score on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD)

  • Quality of life questionnaire [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Quality of life questionnaire score FertiQol internationnal

Enrollment: 71
Study Start Date: January 2014
Study Completion Date: March 2015
Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Without eating disorders
Women consulting for infertility but without diagnosis of eating disorder.
Other: Autoquestionnary
autoquestionnary completed during the consultation for infertility
With Eating disorders
Womenconsulting for infertility for which eating disorder is diagnosed.
Other: Autoquestionnary
autoquestionnary completed during the consultation for infertility
Other: semi-structured interview
phone interview


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women
  • Major
  • In a relationship
  • Infertile (WHO criteria)
  • Consultant in the Department of infertility (BMDR) for AMP
  • Understanding of French, literate
  • Agree to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Man
  • Minor
  • Pregnancy at the time of assessment
  • Exclusive Infertility spouse
  • Disorders of higher functions (severe cognitive impairment or confusion) or psychosis (hallucinations, delusional syndrome)
  • Major protected
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02029365

Nantes university Hospital
Nantes, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Marie GRALL-BRONNEC Nantes University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nantes University Hospital Identifier: NCT02029365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC13_0449
Study First Received: January 6, 2014
Last Updated: March 9, 2015

Keywords provided by Nantes University Hospital:
desire for children
eating disorder
anorexia nervosa
bulimia nervosa
eating disorders not otherwise specified

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 18, 2017