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A redesigned follitropin alfa pen injector for infertility: results of a market research study.

Abbotts C, Salgado-Braga C, Audibert-Gros C - Patient Prefer Adherence (2011)

Bottom Line: Most (88%, n = 64) patients found it easy to learn how to use the pen.Based on ease of teaching, 68% (n = 19) of nurses would choose to teach the pen in preference to any other injection method.Almost all (93%, n = 26) nurses considered that having the same pen format for a range of injectable gonadotropins would facilitate teaching and learning self-injection.

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Affiliation: Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Consultancy, London, UK;

ABSTRACT

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient-learning and nurse-teaching experiences when using a redesigned prefilled, ready-to-use follitropin alfa pen injector.

Methods: Seventy-three UK women of reproductive age either administering daily treatment with self-injectable gonadotropins or about to start gonadotropin treatment for infertility (aged 24-47 years; 53 self-injection-experienced and 20 self-injection-naïve) and 28 nurses from UK infertility clinics were recruited for the study. Following instruction, patients and nurses used the redesigned follitropin alfa pen to inject water into an orange and completed questionnaires to evaluate their experiences with the pen immediately after the simulated injections.

Results: Most (88%, n = 64) patients found it easy to learn how to use the pen. Among injection-experienced patients, 66% (n = 35) agreed that the redesigned pen was easier to learn to use compared with their current method and 70% (n = 37) also said they would prefer its use over current devices for all injectable fertility medications. All nurses considered the redesigned pen easy to learn and believed it would be easy to teach patients how to use. Eighty-six percent (n = 24) of the nurses thought it was easy to teach patients to determine the remaining dose to be dialed and injected in a second pen if the initial dose was incomplete. Compared with other injection devices, 96% (n = 27) thought it was "much easier" to "as easy" to teach patients to use the redesigned pen. Based on ease of teaching, 68% (n = 19) of nurses would choose to teach the pen in preference to any other injection method. Almost all (93%, n = 26) nurses considered that having the same pen format for a range of injectable gonadotropins would facilitate teaching and learning self-injection.

Conclusion: In this market research study with infertile patients and infertility nurses, the redesigned follitropin alfa pen was perceived as easy to learn, easy to teach how to use, and well accepted.

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Aspects of the redesigned follitropin alfa pen that patients found easy to learn.Note: *Top-up dose; remainder of dose to be dialed and injected in a second pen.
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f2-ppa-5-315: Aspects of the redesigned follitropin alfa pen that patients found easy to learn.Note: *Top-up dose; remainder of dose to be dialed and injected in a second pen.

Mentions: The specific aspects of the redesigned pen injector that patients considered easy to learn are shown in Figure 2. Eighty-eight percent (n = 64) of patients found the whole process easy to follow and had no trouble learning how to use the pen; 70% (n = 51) found it easy to learn how to set the dose and how to remove large air bubbles before use.


A redesigned follitropin alfa pen injector for infertility: results of a market research study.

Abbotts C, Salgado-Braga C, Audibert-Gros C - Patient Prefer Adherence (2011)

Aspects of the redesigned follitropin alfa pen that patients found easy to learn.Note: *Top-up dose; remainder of dose to be dialed and injected in a second pen.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2-ppa-5-315: Aspects of the redesigned follitropin alfa pen that patients found easy to learn.Note: *Top-up dose; remainder of dose to be dialed and injected in a second pen.
Mentions: The specific aspects of the redesigned pen injector that patients considered easy to learn are shown in Figure 2. Eighty-eight percent (n = 64) of patients found the whole process easy to follow and had no trouble learning how to use the pen; 70% (n = 51) found it easy to learn how to set the dose and how to remove large air bubbles before use.

Bottom Line: Most (88%, n = 64) patients found it easy to learn how to use the pen.Based on ease of teaching, 68% (n = 19) of nurses would choose to teach the pen in preference to any other injection method.Almost all (93%, n = 26) nurses considered that having the same pen format for a range of injectable gonadotropins would facilitate teaching and learning self-injection.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Consultancy, London, UK;

ABSTRACT

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient-learning and nurse-teaching experiences when using a redesigned prefilled, ready-to-use follitropin alfa pen injector.

Methods: Seventy-three UK women of reproductive age either administering daily treatment with self-injectable gonadotropins or about to start gonadotropin treatment for infertility (aged 24-47 years; 53 self-injection-experienced and 20 self-injection-naïve) and 28 nurses from UK infertility clinics were recruited for the study. Following instruction, patients and nurses used the redesigned follitropin alfa pen to inject water into an orange and completed questionnaires to evaluate their experiences with the pen immediately after the simulated injections.

Results: Most (88%, n = 64) patients found it easy to learn how to use the pen. Among injection-experienced patients, 66% (n = 35) agreed that the redesigned pen was easier to learn to use compared with their current method and 70% (n = 37) also said they would prefer its use over current devices for all injectable fertility medications. All nurses considered the redesigned pen easy to learn and believed it would be easy to teach patients how to use. Eighty-six percent (n = 24) of the nurses thought it was easy to teach patients to determine the remaining dose to be dialed and injected in a second pen if the initial dose was incomplete. Compared with other injection devices, 96% (n = 27) thought it was "much easier" to "as easy" to teach patients to use the redesigned pen. Based on ease of teaching, 68% (n = 19) of nurses would choose to teach the pen in preference to any other injection method. Almost all (93%, n = 26) nurses considered that having the same pen format for a range of injectable gonadotropins would facilitate teaching and learning self-injection.

Conclusion: In this market research study with infertile patients and infertility nurses, the redesigned follitropin alfa pen was perceived as easy to learn, easy to teach how to use, and well accepted.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus