Lindsey M. King

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OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine if physician's personal discomfort with the topic of FP and a patient's prognosis would have an impact on the likelihood of discussing FP with cancer patients. METHODS Data from larger studies of qualitative semi-structured interviews with pediatric and adult oncologists were analyzed using grounded theory and(More)
INTRODUCTION Although physician discussion with patients regarding fertility preservation (FP) options prior to cancer treatment can provide important information for survivors concerning their future fertility, little is known about the extent to which physicians discuss FP with patients. This qualitative study sought to identify current physician FP(More)
Infertility is a common result of cancer treatment; however, opportunities exist for patients to preserve fertility prior to treatment. Recent evidence suggests that healthcare providers, including nurses, do not consistently discuss fertility preservation (FP) with patients. This qualitative, cross-sectional pilot study used a focus group and in-depth(More)
OBJECTIVE Limited research has been conducted on the extent to which fertility preservation is discussed by pediatric oncologists with patients and less is known about the discussion content. This study sought to examine factors that may influence the discussion with pediatric cancer patients and families. METHODS Qualitative data were collected using(More)
This study explores nurses' attitudes toward the discussion of fertility preservation (FP) with pediatric cancer patients and their families. A cross-sectional survey was administered to attendees of a pediatric oncology conference. Of the 115 nurses who responded and comprised the study sample, most reported discussing risks of infertility or FP <or= 50%(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine trends in fertility preservation attitudes and behaviors of pediatric oncology nurses and evaluate their awareness of fertility preservation guidelines published in June 2006 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). DESIGN Cross-sectional surveys conducted in 2005 and 2006. SETTING Annual meetings of the Florida(More)
Members of families affected by hereditary cancer are often concerned about passing on risk to offspring. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a procedure performed to identify embryos that inherit mutations placing them at risk for hereditary conditions. Little is known about attitudes toward the use of this technology among individuals at risk for(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous barriers and challenges can hinder the successful enrollment and retention of study participants in clinical trials targeting minority populations. To conduct quality research, it is important to investigate these challenges, determine appropriate strategies that are evidence-based and continue seeking methods of improvement. METHODS(More)
Infertility is a common result of cancer treatment; however, opportunities exist that allow patients to preserve their fertility prior to treatment. Evidence suggests health care providers, including social workers, do not consistently discuss this topic with patients. This study used a qualitative, cross-sectional design using a focus group and in-depth(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate whether maternal smoking during pregnancy affects telomere length of the fetus. STUDY DESIGN Pregnant women were recruited on hospital admission at delivery. A self-report questionnaire and salivary cotinine test were used to confirm tobacco exposure. Neonatal umbilical cord blood samples were collected, and genomic DNA(More)