The assessment of quality of life and satisfaction with life of patients before and after surgery of an isolated apical defect using synthetic materials
Maciej Zalewski , Gabriela Kołodyńska , Anna Mucha , Łukasz Bełza , Krzysztof Nowak , Waldemar Andrzejewski
AbstractBackground: Pelvic floor static disorders constitute a significant clinical and social problem. The incidence of the problem increases with the age of female patients up to 80 years of age. Due to various methods of procedural treatment, eligibility for surgery should be carefully discussed with the patient. Ideally, the surgery should be effective and with the least possible number of complications. The objective of this study was to assess the quality of life of patients before and after the surgery of an isolated apical defect with the use of BSC mesh. Methods: The study involved 60 patients who were diagnosed with pelvic floor static disorder on the basis of physical examination. Standardised questionnaires were used to assess the quality of life and satisfaction with life: the Perceived Quality of Life (P-QOL) and the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). Results: The P-QOL results for each domain were higher in patients before surgery compared to the results obtained after the surgery. For almost all domains, the results obtained were statistically significant. The results obtained in the SWLS questionnaire in most answers also show that after the procedure there was an improvement. in satisfaction with life in the examined female patients. Conclusion: In most patients, surgical treatment of an isolated apical defect using BSC mesh results in the subsidence of bothersome symptoms and improves the quality of life.
|Journal series||BMC Urology, ISSN 1471-2490, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Isolated apical defect, Quality of life, Surgical treatment|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 70.0, 15-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.942; : 2018 = 1.583 (2) - 2018=1.791 (5)|
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