University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Assessment of Uterine Fibroid Knowledge and Educational Interests Among Health Care Professionals

Morgan Briggs, MD; Benjamin Beran, MD

WMJ. 2023;122(4):284-286.

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Background: Uterine fibroid diagnosis and management can be delayed by a lack of access to care. To combat this barrier, this study aimed to determine gaps in knowledge and investigate areas of education interest.

Methods: Obstetrics-gynecology, family medicine, and internal medicine resident and attending physicians received an electronic survey via RedCap. Descriptive statistics were performed in Mintab and Excel.

Results: Seventy of the 316 physicians (22%) who received the survey completed it. Most participants answered questions regarding diagnosis timing, instruments for validated reported outcomes, and risk factors incorrectly. Seventy-six percent of respondents desired more education about treatment options and guidelines.

Discussion: This study provides insight regarding current knowledge of uterine fibroids and areas of educational interest among different physicians.

Author Affiliations: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Briggs Beran).
Corresponding Author: Morgan Briggs, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202; phone 414.805.6600; email; ORCID ID 0000-0002-2026-9344
Acknowledgements: The authors thank Travis Suss (TS), PharmD, BCGP, and Tim Hartman (TH), PharmD, BCPS, CPHIMS, for their assistance in survey data analysis.
Funding/Support: None declared.
Financial Disclosures: TS and TH are employees and shareholders of Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer contributed to this project in the form of survey development, data collection and analysis but did not contribute to, or edit, this manuscript.

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