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Do Surgeons Anticipate Women’s Hopes and Fears Associated with Prolapse Repair? A Qualitative Analysis in the PROSPERE Trial

Fritel, Xavier, Ravit, Marion, Pizzoferrato, Anne-Cécile, Campagne-Loiseau, Sandrine, Bader, Georges, Capmas, Perrine, Cosson, Michel, Debodinance, Philippe, Deffieux, Xavier, Fernandez, Hervé, Ferry, Philippe, Garbin, Olivier, Jacquetin, Bernard, Legendre, Guillaume, Saussine, Christian, de Tayrac, Renaud, Wagner, Laurent, Lucot, Jean-Philippe and Fauconnier, Arnaud (2023) 'Do Surgeons Anticipate Women’s Hopes and Fears Associated with Prolapse Repair? A Qualitative Analysis in the PROSPERE Trial'. Journal of clinical medicine, Vol 12, Issue 4, e1332.

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Women’s preoperative perceptions of pelvic-floor disorders may differ from those of their physicians. Our objective was to specify women’s hopes and fears before cystocele repair, and to compare them to those that surgeons anticipate. We performed a secondary qualitative analysis of data from the PROSPERE trial. Among the 265 women included, 98% reported at least one hope and 86% one fear before surgery. Sixteen surgeons also completed the free expectations-questionnaire as a typical patient would. Women’s hopes covered seven themes, and women’s fears eleven. Women’s hopes were concerning prolapse repair (60%), improvement of urinary function (39%), capacity for physical activities (28%), sexual function (27%), well-being (25%), and end of pain or heaviness (19%). Women’s fears were concerning prolapse relapse (38%), perioperative concerns (28%), urinary disorders (26%), pain (19%), sexual problems (10%), and physical impairment (6%). Surgeons anticipated typical hopes and fears which were very similar to those the majority of women reported. However, only 60% of the women reported prolapse repair as an expectation. Women’s expectations appear reasonable and consistent with the scientific literature on the improvement and the risk of relapse or complication related to cystocele repair. Our analysis encourages surgeons to consider individual woman’s expectations before pelvic-floor repair.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 85 Patients. Attitude and compliance
WO Surgery > WO 100 General works
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2023 14:16
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2023 14:19


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