Critical appraisal:Takeuchi E, Kato M, Miyata K, Suzuki N, Shimizu C, Okada H, et al 2018

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Takeuchi E, Kato M, Miyata K, Suzuki N, Shimizu C, Okada H, et al. The effects of an educational program for non-physician health care providers regarding fertility preservation. Support Care Cancer 2018 Oct;26(10):3447-3452 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29681013.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

case series

Study aims:

To assess the impact of a 4h educational program about fertility preservation and fertility after cancer on non-physician healthcare providers.

Number of Patients:

74

Assessed nurses, social workers and psychologists.
Reported outcome(s):

Knowledge, confidence, institutional change, and self-practice were assessed pre-program, immediately post-program, and 6 months post-program.

Results of outcome(s):

confidence changed significantly both at immediately post intervention, and at 6 months post (P<0.01).
Knowledge significantly improved post-intervention (P<0.01), however decreased at 6 months compared to immediately after intervention.
There was no significant difference in institutional changes reported by participants.
The scores for the following statements significantly increased from the pre-intervention to the 6-month post-intervention stage: BI actively educate coworkers in my institution^ (p < 0.01); BI disseminate information about fertility counseling in my institution^ (p < 0.05); and BI participate in educational programs for deepening my understanding^ (p < 0.01).

Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
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Dr Jessica Harris

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Article
Takeuchi E, Kato M, Miyata K, Suzuki N, Shimizu C, Okada H, et al. The effects of an educational program for non-physician health care providers regarding fertility preservation. Support Care Cancer 2018 Oct;26(10):3447-3452 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29681013.
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Guidelines:COSA:Cancer fertility preservation guidelines/Discussing risk
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