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Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

, 10:93

First Online: 20 November 2012Received: 25 July 2012Accepted: 22 October 2012

Abstract

BackgroundGonadotrophins are used routinely for follicular stimulation during ovarian induction and assisted reproduction techniques. Developments in recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone preparations and their injection devices have improved patient quality of life by enabling patients to self-administer treatment at home. The objective of this study was to investigate patient experiences of learning to use and overall satisfaction with the follitropin-alpha Gonal-f filled-by-mass FbM prefilled pen.

MethodsThis questionnaire-based survey study was conducted in 23 fertility centres in Japan over a period of 14 months. Patients who were receiving fertility treatment with the follitropin-alpha FbM prefilled pen were asked to complete a questionnaire to assess their satisfaction, ease of learning and use, and injection site pain following treatment.

ResultsA total of 663 women participated in the study. The majority of patients found the instructions for administering follitropin-alpha with the prefilled pen easy to understand 83.0%; n = 546-658 and patients found that a hands-on demonstration by a nurse or doctor was the most useful tool for learning to use the follitropin-alpha FbM prefilled pen 80.0%; n = 497-621. Forty-eight percent n = 318 of patients in the study had previous experience with different types of fertility medications and the majority of these patients found the follitropin-alpha FbM prefilled pen easier to use 75.1%; n = 232-309 and less painful 89.0%; n = 347-390 than their previous medication. The majority 80.2%; n = 521-650 of patients reported overall satisfaction with the follitropin-alpha FbM prefilled pen.

ConclusionsThe follitropin-alpha FbM prefilled pen is an easy-to-use injection device according to this questionnaire-based survey. Patients who had experience of different types of fertility medication preferred the follitropin-alpha FbM prefilled pen to other injection devices.

KeywordsSelf-administration Injections Fertility agents Follicle-stimulating hormone Ovulation induction Assisted reproductive techniques Patient satisfaction AbbreviationsARTAssisted reproduction technique

FbMFilled-by-mass

FSHFollicle-stimulating hormone

HMGHuman menopausal gonadotrophin

JISTARTJapanese Institution for Standardising Assisted Reproductive Technology

OIOvarian induction

r-FSHRecombinant follicle-stimulating hormone

u-FSHUrinary follicle-stimulating hormone.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1477-7827-10-93 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Takafumi Utsunomiya - Atsushi Tanaka - Kenichi Tatsumi - Diego Ezcurra

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