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Time as an outcome measure in fertility-related clinical studies: long-awaited

Sunkara, Sesh K., Zheng, Wenjing, D'Hooghe, Thomas, Longobardi, Salvatore and Boivin, Jacky ORCID: 2020. Time as an outcome measure in fertility-related clinical studies: long-awaited. Human Reproduction 35 (8) , pp. 1732-1739. 10.1093/humrep/deaa138

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Time taken to achieve a live birth is an important consideration that is central to managing patient expectations during infertility treatment. However, time-related endpoints are not reported as standard in the majority of fertility-related clinical studies and there is no internationally recognized consensus definition for such endpoints. There is, therefore, a need for meaningful discussions around the selection of appropriate time-related treatment outcome measures for studies evaluating fertility treatments that will be relevant to diverse stakeholders (e.g. patients, healthcare professionals, clinical scientists, authorities and industry). Here, we provide a proposal for the evaluation of time-related outcome measures in fertility-related clinical studies, alongside associated definitions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0268-1161
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 October 2020
Date of Acceptance: 5 May 2020
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 22:57

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