KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR OF CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS ABOUT INTERVENTIONS FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION: A DESCRIPTIVE SAMPLE STUDY FROM ÇANAKKALE


ŞAHİN B., CEVİZCİ S., KORAL L., ÖZERDOĞAN Ö.

Nobel Medicus, vol.15, no.1, pp.47-55, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Nobel Medicus
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-55

Abstract

Objective: Neoplasm treatments include chemotherapy and radiotherapy methods alternatively in relation to the type of neoplasms. These methods have many side effects for different tissues and organs. One of these side effects is infertility. Infertility is associated with toxic effects of chemotherapeutics to the germ cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitude and behavior related to fertility preservation among patients who received chemotherapy.