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The Impact of Lifestyle Behavior on in Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Outcome

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alice D. Domar, PhD, Boston IVF Identifier:
First received: July 27, 2011
Last updated: January 16, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The purpose of this study is to prospectively examine the impact of various lifestyle habits in both men and women on the outcome of in vitro fertilization. There are 25 infertility centers in the United States which use the electronic medical record collection entity eIVF, made by Practice Highway, to collect medical and demographic information on the patients who are undergoing treatment at these centers. Information on every aspect of each cycle is also electronically collected daily during each cycle. Demographic and lifestyle information will be collected on all patients prior to cycle start and lifestyle habit information will be collected each time a patient logs onto the patient portal, which averages every few days.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: There is no intervention; this is a survey only study

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Boston IVF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Pregnancy Rates [ Time Frame: Approximately 28 days (1 IVF cycle) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 2500
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients undergoing IVF Behavioral: There is no intervention; this is a survey only study
There is no intervention; this is a survey only study


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Men and women undergoing IVF at a infertility clinic who uses eIVF, an electronic medical record collection entity specifically for IVF patients


Inclusion Criteria:

Eligible patients include, any patient whose:

  • infertility clinic uses eIVF
  • is scheduled to undergo an IVF cycle
  • has access to the internet on a daily basis
  • can read and understand English
  • logs onto the patient portal on eIVF
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01404858

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

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Alice D. Domar, PhD, Boston IVF Identifier: NCT01404858     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DC2011
Study First Received: July 27, 2011
Last Updated: January 16, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Boston IVF:
Lifestyle habits

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Diseases, Male processed this record on November 20, 2014