Event Title

Quality of Life Outcomes After Sacrocolpopexy

Location

Steelcase Lecture Hall

Start Date

31-3-2011 4:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare pre-surgical and post-surgical quality of life outcomes pertaining to bladder, bowel and vaginal symptoms after daVinci sacrocolpopexy for vaginal prolapse. SUBJECTS: This study included 100 patients who had daVinci Sacrocolpopexy for uterine prolapsed. METHODS: Subjects were mailed the following quality of life questionnaires: PFIQ-20 and two versions of the PFIQ-7. One version of the PFIQ-7 measured quality of life before surgery and the second after surgery. Two additional questions were included in the mailings which were: “Overall, how do you feel in terms of your prolapse since your surgery?” and “Would you choose to have the surgery again?” ANALYSES: Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample and the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test was used to determine significance. RESULTS: A total of 57 patients (57%) returned the surveys A significant decrease in symptoms was found between pre-surgical summary scores of the PFIQ-7 and post-surgical summary scores (p<001). The pre-surgical bladder, bowel, and vaginal symptoms showed a significant decrease compared to the post-surgical bladder, bowel and vaginal symptoms (p<.001, p=0.007, and p<.001 respectively). The PFIQ-20 results identified that a majority of subjects had no complaints regarding their vaginal prolapsed after the surgery. No patients reported to be worse or markedly worse after the surgery, and 95% reported that they would have the surgery all over again. CONCLUSIONS: Based on this study, daVinci sacrocolpopexy resulted in an increase in quality life in the area of bladder, bowel, and vaginal symptoms.

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Mar 31st, 4:30 PM

Quality of Life Outcomes After Sacrocolpopexy

Steelcase Lecture Hall

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare pre-surgical and post-surgical quality of life outcomes pertaining to bladder, bowel and vaginal symptoms after daVinci sacrocolpopexy for vaginal prolapse. SUBJECTS: This study included 100 patients who had daVinci Sacrocolpopexy for uterine prolapsed. METHODS: Subjects were mailed the following quality of life questionnaires: PFIQ-20 and two versions of the PFIQ-7. One version of the PFIQ-7 measured quality of life before surgery and the second after surgery. Two additional questions were included in the mailings which were: “Overall, how do you feel in terms of your prolapse since your surgery?” and “Would you choose to have the surgery again?” ANALYSES: Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample and the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test was used to determine significance. RESULTS: A total of 57 patients (57%) returned the surveys A significant decrease in symptoms was found between pre-surgical summary scores of the PFIQ-7 and post-surgical summary scores (p<001). The pre-surgical bladder, bowel, and vaginal symptoms showed a significant decrease compared to the post-surgical bladder, bowel and vaginal symptoms (p<.001, p=0.007, and p<.001 respectively). The PFIQ-20 results identified that a majority of subjects had no complaints regarding their vaginal prolapsed after the surgery. No patients reported to be worse or markedly worse after the surgery, and 95% reported that they would have the surgery all over again. CONCLUSIONS: Based on this study, daVinci sacrocolpopexy resulted in an increase in quality life in the area of bladder, bowel, and vaginal symptoms.