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Fertility Treatment Beliefs

Fertility Treatment Beliefs is a 6-item measure of positive and negative beliefs regarding fertility treatment among adults actively trying to conceive a pregnancy.

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Geographies Tested: Australia,Brazil,Canada,China,Denmark,France,Germany,India,Italy,Japan,Mexico,New Zealand,Portugal,Russia,Spain,Turkey,United Kingdom,United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Fertility treatment is very safe.
2. Most people who start fertility treatment eventually get pregnant.
3. Fertility treatment is a scary experience.
4. Fertility treatment may have short-term physical effects (e.g. headaches, nausea).
5. Fertility treatment may cause long-term physical effects (e.g. cancer).
6. Fertility treatment can cause emotional problems.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

Scoring Procedures

Responses are summed to create a positive (2 items) and negative treatment belief score (4 items) with higher scores indicating more agreement with positive or negative treatment beliefs.

Original Citation

Bunting, L., Tsibulsky, I., & Boivin, J. (2013). Fertility knowledge and beliefs about fertility treatment: findings from the International Fertility Decision-making Study. Human Reproduction, 28(2), 385-397. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/des402

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