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Fertility preservation education for pediatric hematology-oncology fellows, faculty and advanced practice providers: A pilot study
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  • Kristiyana Kaneva,
  • Laura Erickson,
  • Erin Rowell,
  • Sherif Badawy
Kristiyana Kaneva
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Laura Erickson
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Erin Rowell
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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Sherif Badawy
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Abstract

Infertility secondary to chemotherapy and/or myeloablative conditioning regimens prior to stem cell transplantation is an important cause of morbidity and psychosocial distress among pediatric cancer patients. Known options exist for fertility preservation; however, knowledge among providers varies. We conducted a pilot study with an educational intervention over one-hour for hematology-oncology faculty, fellows, and advanced practice providers. Participants completed pre-/post-test assessment on fertility preservation knowledge. Participants’ pre-test mean (SD) score was 53% (17%), which significantly increased to 72% (11%) in the post-test (P=0.0004). We demonstrated that a fertility education intervention could improve knowledge regarding infertility risk assessment and fertility preservation options.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

14 Sep 2020Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
14 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
14 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
15 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned