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Table 1 Ease of learning*

From: A questionnaire-based survey to assess patient satisfaction, ease-of-learning, ease-of-use, injection site pain and overall patient satisfaction of the follitropin-alpha (Gonal-f) filled-by-mass (FbM) prefilled pen compared with other systems of gonadotrophin administration

Question Possible answers Patient response (n) Patient response (%) Total no. patients who responded to question
Were the instructions for administering the follitropin-alpha pen easy to understand? Yes 546 83.0 658
  OK 106 16.1 658
  No 6 0.9 658
  N/A 5   
Which tools did you use to learn how to use the follitropin-alpha pen and how useful were they? Hands-on demonstration by nurse/doctor Very useful 582 91.5 636
   Useful 52 8.2 636
   Not useful 2 0.3 636
   N/A 27   
  Leaflet Very useful 421 71.1 592
   Useful 161 27.2 592
   Not useful 10 1.7 592
   N/A 71   
  DVD Very useful 160 47.3 338
   Useful 135 39.9 338
   Not useful 43 12.7 338
   N/A 325   
  Web Very useful 18 26.1 69
   Useful 21 30.4 69
   Not useful 30 43.5 69
   N/A 594   
Which of the tools did you find was the most useful in learning how to use the follitropin-alpha pen? Hands-on demonstration by nurse/doctor 497 80.0 621
  Leaflet 89 14.3 621
  DVD 35 5.6 621
  Web 0 0.0 621
  N/A 42   
How easy was it for you to understand how to use the follitropin-alpha pen? 1 (very difficult) 3 0.5 658
  2 4 0.6 658
  3 11 1.7 658
  4 5 0.8 658
  5 26 4.0 658
  6 21 3.2 658
  7 49 7.4 658
  8 152 23.1 658
  9 128 19.5 658
  10 (very easy) 259 39.4 658
  N/A 5   
Based on your experience of learning, would you ecommend the follitropin-alpha pen to another woman who was considering fertility treatment? Yes 611 94.9 644
  No 33 5.1 644
  N/A 19   
Have you used any of the following medications in the past? If yes, please select the medication that you most recently used Follistim pen 130 40.9 318
  Follistim vial 53 16.7 318
  hMG 119 37.4 318
  Gonapure 6 1.9 318
  Folyrmon P 10 3.1 318
  N/A or no previous use 348   
Which treatment did you find to be the easiest to use: the follitropin-alpha pen or a previous treatment medication? Follitropin-alpha pen 232 75.1 309
  Same ease of use 70 22.7 309
  Other product 7 2.3 309
  N/A or no use 354   
  1. *Patients were asked a series of questions to assess how easy it was to learn to use the follitropin-alpha (FbM) prefilled pen. N/A = patient did not answer the question. Includes multiple answers.