The Effect of Physiotherapy on Treatment Success by Assisted Reproductive Technologies

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 31, 2022
  • participants needed
    30
  • sponsor
    Klaudia Michalcinova
Updated on 30 July 2021
Investigator
Klaudia Michalčinová, Mgr.
Primary Contact
First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, General University Hospital in Prague, Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech republic (1.2 mi away) Contact
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Summary

Research examines the effect of physiotherapy on treatment success by assisted reproductive technologies. It is based on a treatment of infertility by physiotherapeutic intervention after which the participants will undergo a treatment of assisted reproductive technologies (in vitro fertilisation). The work hypothesis is that physiotherapeutic treatment of female infertility improves the chances of conception by assisted reproductive technologies.

Description

This is an intervention study which also shows how physiotherapists can improve cooperation between two professionals (gynaecologists and physiotherapists). The study is based on physiotherapeutic intervention which consist of three months of physiotherapy.

The physical therapy program consists of 10 individual therapeutic sessions. Every session lasts 45 minutes, frequency of the first six sessions is once a week, frequency of the last four sessions is once every two weeks. The duration for each participant is three months.

The participants will be examined by the physiotherapist during first and last therapy session and they will be asked to fill questionnaires and to keep records of their exercises, period and ovulation in their diaries. There will be three validated questionnaires:

The 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, which measures a health-related quality of life, also the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory which measures state and trait anxiety and the last one is the Female Sexual Function Index which measures sexual function in women. The participants will be asked to do physiotherapeutic exercises as self-treatment every day according to a handout they get at the first therapy session.

The results from intervention group will be compared to control group in which we use retrospective data (from year 2019) from Centre of Assisted Reproduction of General University Hospital in Prague. We will compare the number of women treated by assisted reproductive technologies but without physiotherapeutic intervention.

To sum up, in this study we compare the number of women who conceived following the assisted reproductive technologies with and without physiotherapeutic intervention.

Details
Condition Female Genital Diseases, Infertility, sterility, unable to conceive
Treatment Physiotherapeutic intervention
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04971824
SponsorKlaudia Michalcinova
Last Modified on30 July 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

nullipara
age (18-39 years)
in the past at minimum one failed attempt of conception by assisted reproductive technologies
duration of infertility at minimum one year
Body Mass Index (BMI) 18,5-34,9 according to the World Health Organization

Exclusion Criteria

acute or chronic serious disease
taking oral contraceptive pills for the last six months
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