Individualized Decision Support for Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment: An Internet Mediated Needs Assessment

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153360
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Presentation
Title:
Individualized Decision Support for Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment: An Internet Mediated Needs Assessment
Abstract:
Individualized Decision Support for Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment: An Internet Mediated Needs Assessment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Collopy, Kate, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Title:Director of Research
[Research Presentation] This study sought to describe the decision support needs of women making infertility treatment decisions; determine the most helpful ways to meet these needs; assess the levels of decisional conflict for women undergoing infertility treatment; and evaluate the effectiveness of Internet-mediated questionnaires to conduct patient and clinician Needs Assessments.Participants included women who pursued treatment for infertility, currently or in the past. Professional participants included physicians and RNs caring for women making infertility treatment decisions. Needs Assessment questionnaires (one for patients and one for clinicians) were adapted from Jacobsen & O'Connor's "Population Needs Assessment Questionnaires." Participants' opinions and perceptions were elicited regarding difficult decisions related to infertility treatment, desired roles in decision-making processes, barriers encountered during decision-making, and measures and resources to facilitate decision-making. Patients completed the Decisional Conflict Scale to assess their uncertainty regarding medical decisions, factors that play a role in the uncertainty, and the perceived effectiveness of their decisions. Questionnaires were located on the websiteáwww.surveymonkey.com. Women were recruited through non-profit organizations that serve women who are undergoing, or have undergone treatment for infertility. Professionals were recruited through notices placed on email discussion lists maintained by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Frequency counts of the participants' responses, and qualitative analysis were used to identify pertinent concepts, patterns, attributes, or themes. 517 patient and 39 professional questionnaires were analyzed. Women described several types of decisions that they made, including specific treatment decisions such as when to change medications, deciding when to move on to the next level of treatment, or ending treatment altogether. They often reported having insufficient information, and ethical and financial concerns regarding treatment decisions. Participants reported that the resources that would be most helpful for decision-making include counseling from physicians, discussion groups with other women in treatment, and Internet websites and forums regarding infertility.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIndividualized Decision Support for Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment: An Internet Mediated Needs Assessmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153360-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Individualized Decision Support for Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment: An Internet Mediated Needs Assessment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Collopy, Kate, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wentworth Douglass Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nakc@wdhospital.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] This study sought to describe the decision support needs of women making infertility treatment decisions; determine the most helpful ways to meet these needs; assess the levels of decisional conflict for women undergoing infertility treatment; and evaluate the effectiveness of Internet-mediated questionnaires to conduct patient and clinician Needs Assessments.Participants included women who pursued treatment for infertility, currently or in the past. Professional participants included physicians and RNs caring for women making infertility treatment decisions. Needs Assessment questionnaires (one for patients and one for clinicians) were adapted from Jacobsen &amp; O'Connor's &quot;Population Needs Assessment Questionnaires.&quot; Participants' opinions and perceptions were elicited regarding difficult decisions related to infertility treatment, desired roles in decision-making processes, barriers encountered during decision-making, and measures and resources to facilitate decision-making. Patients completed the Decisional Conflict Scale to assess their uncertainty regarding medical decisions, factors that play a role in the uncertainty, and the perceived effectiveness of their decisions. Questionnaires were located on the website&aacute;www.surveymonkey.com. Women were recruited through non-profit organizations that serve women who are undergoing, or have undergone treatment for infertility. Professionals were recruited through notices placed on email discussion lists maintained by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Frequency counts of the participants' responses, and qualitative analysis were used to identify pertinent concepts, patterns, attributes, or themes. 517 patient and 39 professional questionnaires were analyzed. Women described several types of decisions that they made, including specific treatment decisions such as when to change medications, deciding when to move on to the next level of treatment, or ending treatment altogether. They often reported having insufficient information, and ethical and financial concerns regarding treatment decisions. Participants reported that the resources that would be most helpful for decision-making include counseling from physicians, discussion groups with other women in treatment, and Internet websites and forums regarding infertility.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:13:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:13:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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