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Factors influencing perceived communication quality for successful fertility preservation counseling for adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their caregivers in Korea

Authors
 Yoo Sub Shin  ;  Mina Park  ;  Bo Hyon Yun  ;  Seung Min Hahn  ;  Seung Yeon Kwon  ;  Won Kee Ahn  ;  Chuhl Joo Lyu  ;  Jung Woo Han 
Citation
 SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, Vol.30(12) : 9751-9762, 2022-12 
Journal Title
SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
ISSN
 0941-4355 
Issue Date
2022-12
MeSH
Adolescent ; Caregivers ; Communication ; Counseling ; Fertility Preservation* / psychology ; Humans ; Neoplasms* / psychology ; Republic of Korea ; Young Adult
Keywords
Adolescent and young adults ; Communication ; Discussion ; Fertility preservation ; Oncofertility
Abstract
Purpose: Although relatively new in Asian countries, fertility preservation (FP) discussions are crucial for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. This study highlights patients' and their caregivers' perceptions of communications quality during FP discussions in Korea.

Methods: Participants were AYA patients and their caregivers (each: n = 34). The study examined the clinical pathways for FP and used surveys to collect details on discussion characteristics and satisfaction levels during FP discussions at the Yonsei Cancer Center, Seoul, Korea. Quality and degree of satisfaction with FP discussions were measured on a scale ranging from 1 to 7.

Results: Two caregivers did not complete the survey. All respondents reported high overall satisfaction; however, several factors were related to low satisfaction with information quality. Caregivers who received both verbal communication and nonverbal communication tools (e.g., pamphlets, Internet resources) were more satisfied with the information quality than those who only received verbal communication. Regarding provider type, both respondent groups reported high overall satisfaction with physicians, rather than other types of care providers. Regarding the number of discussion sessions, respondents reported an improved understanding of FP and better communication and information quality if they participated in more than one discussion session.

Conclusion: The FP process for AYA cancer patients can be improved by adjusting the type of provider, number of discussion sessions, and types of information. This will form the cornerstone of effective FP communication in Korea.
Full Text
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00520-022-07425-4
DOI
10.1007/s00520-022-07425-4
Appears in Collections:
6. Others (기타) > Palliative Care Center (완화의료센터) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology (산부인과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pediatrics (소아과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kwon, Seung Yeon(권승연)
Ahn, Won Kee(안원기) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3668-7396
Lyu, Chuhl Joo(유철주) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7124-7818
Yun, Bo Hyon(윤보현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5703-797X
Hahn, Seung Min(한승민) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9832-6380
Han, Jung Woo(한정우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8936-1205
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/192993
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