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dc.contributor.authorChotirmall, S H
dc.contributor.authorMann, A K
dc.contributor.authorBranagan, P
dc.contributor.authorO'Donohoe, C
dc.contributor.authorLyons, A M
dc.contributor.authorFlynn, M G
dc.contributor.authorGunaratnam, C
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, S J
dc.contributor.authorMcElvaney, N G
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T15:31:50Z
dc.date.available2011-04-05T15:31:50Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-05T15:31:50Z
dc.identifier.citationMale fertility in cystic fibrosis., 102 (7):204-6 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102
dc.identifier.pmid19771998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127249
dc.description.abstractInfertility rates among males with cystic fibrosis (CF) approximate 97%. No information is currently available within Ireland determining an understanding of fertility issues and the best methods of information provision to this specialized group. This study aimed to determine understanding and preferred approaches to information provision on fertility issues to Irish CF males. A Descriptive Study utilizing prospective coded questionnaires was mailed to a male CF cohort (n=50). Sections included demographics, fertility knowledge & investigation. Response rate was 16/50 (32%). All were aware that CF affected their fertility. More than two-thirds (n=11) were able to provide explanations whilst only one-third (n=5) provided the correct explanation. Significant numbers stated thoughts of marriage and a future family. Half have discussed fertility with a healthcare professional (HCP). Mean age of discussion was 21.9 years. One third preferred an earlier discussion. The commonest first source for information was written material which was also the preferred source. Three-quarters requested further information preferring again, written material. Significant gaps in sex education of Irish CF males exist. Discussion should be initiated by HCPs and centre-directed written material devised to address deficiencies.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshCounseling
dc.subject.meshCystic Fibrosis
dc.subject.meshHealth Education
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInfertility, Male
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires
dc.titleMale fertility in cystic fibrosis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRespiratory Research Division, Education & Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. schotirmall@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractInfertility rates among males with cystic fibrosis (CF) approximate 97%. No information is currently available within Ireland determining an understanding of fertility issues and the best methods of information provision to this specialized group. This study aimed to determine understanding and preferred approaches to information provision on fertility issues to Irish CF males. A Descriptive Study utilizing prospective coded questionnaires was mailed to a male CF cohort (n=50). Sections included demographics, fertility knowledge & investigation. Response rate was 16/50 (32%). All were aware that CF affected their fertility. More than two-thirds (n=11) were able to provide explanations whilst only one-third (n=5) provided the correct explanation. Significant numbers stated thoughts of marriage and a future family. Half have discussed fertility with a healthcare professional (HCP). Mean age of discussion was 21.9 years. One third preferred an earlier discussion. The commonest first source for information was written material which was also the preferred source. Three-quarters requested further information preferring again, written material. Significant gaps in sex education of Irish CF males exist. Discussion should be initiated by HCPs and centre-directed written material devised to address deficiencies.


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