Référence bibliographique 
Arpin, Virginie, Brassard, Audrey, El Amiri, Sawsane et Péloquin, Katherine. 2019. «Testing a New Group Intervention for Couples Seeking Fertility Treatment: Acceptability and Proof of Concept ». Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, vol. 45, no 4, p. 303-316.
«[T]he present study aimed to assess the initial acceptability, and potential efficacy of a novel manualized psychoeducational and support group for both members of couples seeking fertility treatment.» (p. 304)
The authors «hypothesized that following the intervention, partners would report significant improvements from pre- to post-intervention in [...] psychological outcomes (depression symptoms and anxiety, infertility-related stress, and infertility-related QoL[quality of life]); and [...] relationship outcomes (relationship benefits related to infertility, infertility-related relationship and sexual concerns, infertility-related relational QoL, and global relationship and sexual satisfaction).» (p. 305)
«Participants included 29 French-Canadian mixed-sex couples who were undergoing treatment at a fertility center.» (p. 305) «Couples were recruited from four fertility clinics in the province of Quebec, Canada, as well as through Facebook and Canadian patient associations, to take part in the group intervention.» (p. 305)
Type de traitement des données :
«This proof-of-concept study assessed the preliminary acceptability of a novel psychoeducational and support group for both partners of couples seeking fertility treatment and explored its potential usefulness in addressing psychological and relationship outcomes. [R]esults suggest that this new group-based intervention is a promising treatment option for individuals with fertility problems. […] As hypothesized, there was a significant improvement in psychological adjustment and quality of life following the group intervention. Specifically, both women and men reported fewer depressive symptoms and an increase in emotional quality of life after participating in the group.» (p. 311) Also, the «results suggest that [this] new intervention could also be helpful in strengthening couple relationships. More specifically, [the] findings revealed a significant improvement in fertility-related relational QoL and an increase in marital benefits for both partners.» (p. 312) «Both members of the couple reported high levels of satisfaction with the intervention overall, as well as with the content, the therapists, and the intervention modalities (i.e., schedule, location). Moreover, both partners indicated that the group was helpful in accompanying them during their fertility treatment process.» (p. 313)