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The Impact of Lifestyle Behaviors on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Outcome

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01119391
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alice D. Domar, PhD, Boston IVF

Brief Summary:

Many women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) ask their doctor if there are any behaviors they should avoid, or any behaviors they should emphasize during their IVF cycle. This study examines the effects of health habits surrounding exercise, smoking, alcohol, sleep, caffeine, herbal medications, acupuncture, and diet on pregnancy rates during IVF cycles. The purpose of this study is to determine if lifestyle behaviors have a significant impact on pregnancy rates during treatment with IVF.

This is an observational study conducted at a private academically-affiliated infertility clinic and includes 118 women ages 44 and below scheduled to undergo IVF treatment. All subjects were asked to complete a health history survey at the time of enrollment and a daily survey during each day of their IVF cycle. The primary outcome is clinical pregnancy rate.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Infertility Behavioral: There was no intervention; this was a survey only study

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 118 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Impact of Lifestyle Behaviors on IVF Outcome
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Infertility
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients undergoing IVF
Women undergoing an in vitro fertilization cycle
Behavioral: There was no intervention; this was a survey only study
There was no intervention; this was a survey only study



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Pregnancy Rates [ Time Frame: Approximately 28 days (1 IVF cycle) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 44 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Women about to undergo an in vitro fertilization cycle at Boston IVF
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female Boston IVF infertility patient undergoing IVF treatment
  • Age 18-44 years
  • Able to read, understand and sign the informed consent in English
  • Willing and able to comply with study requirements
  • Must be well versed in using a personal computer and the internet and must have access to an internet-connected computer seven days per week

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01119391


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Boston IVF
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 02451
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston IVF
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alice D Domar, PhD Boston IVF

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Alice D. Domar, PhD, Boston IVF
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01119391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20091005
First Posted: May 7, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 4, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Alice D. Domar, PhD, Boston IVF:
IVF
Lifestyle habits

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infertility
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female