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Alexandra Cooper

Manager, Program Assessment
Social Science Research Institute
Box 90432, Durham, NC 27708-0420
102 West Duke Building,, 1364 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications

Decisional conflict among couples seeking specialty treatment for infertility in the USA: a longitudinal exploratory study.

Journal Article Hum Reprod · March 27, 2020 STUDY QUESTION: What are couples' decisional conflicts around family-building approaches before and after seeking a specialty consultation for infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Decisional conflict is high among couples before an initial specialty consultation f ... Full text Link to item Cite

Too much time? Time use and fertility-specific quality of life among men and women seeking specialty care for infertility.

Journal Article BMC Psychol · July 9, 2019 BACKGROUND: There are known gender differences in the impacts infertility has on quality of life and well-being. Less is known about how infertile couples spend time on fertility-related tasks and associations with quality of life. The purpose of this stud ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

A conceptual framework for patient-centered fertility treatment.

Journal Article Reprod Health · September 7, 2017 BACKGROUND: Patient-centered care is a pillar of quality health care and is important to patients experiencing infertility. In this study we used empirical, in-depth data on couples' experiences of infertility treatment decision making to inform and revise ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Priorities for family building among patients and partners seeking treatment for infertility.

Journal Article Reprod Health · April 5, 2017 BACKGROUND: Infertility treatment decisions require people to balance multiple priorities. Within couples, partners must also negotiate priorities with one another. In this study, we assessed the family-building priorities of couples prior to their first c ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

2000-2004 Presidential Donor Survey

Dataset · October 1, 2013 Following the 2000 United States presidential election a team of faculty conducted a mail survey of donors who had contributed to any of eight presidential candidates. These included two Democrats (Bill Bradley and Al Gore), five Republicans (Gary Bauer, G ... Cite

Institutional review boards' use and understanding of certificates of confidentiality.

Journal Article PLoS One · 2012 Certificates of Confidentiality, issued by agencies of the U.S. government, are regarded as an important tool for meeting ethical and legal obligations to safeguard research participants' privacy and confidentiality. By shielding against forced disclosure ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite