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Female Pelvic Floor Symptoms Before and After Bariatric Surgery.
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PMID:  22258196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for female pelvic floor disorders. The study objective was to determine whether there was a difference in the subjective reporting of pelvic symptoms before and after bariatric surgery. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of female patients that underwent bariatric surgery. Patients completed a demographic questionnaire, the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory-20 (PFDI-20), and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 (PFIQ-7) before surgery and at 6 and 12 months following surgery. Body mass index (BMI) was compared between time points using Student's t tests (P < 0.05 significant). Symptom and impact on quality of life prevalence were compared using McNemar's test and questionnaire scores were compared using the Wilcoxon matched pairs test (P < 0.025 significant). RESULTS: At 12 months after surgery, 63 patients had completed the study. Even with significant weight loss (BMI, 43.7 kg/m(2) to BMI, 29 kg/m(2); P < 0.001), there was no significant difference in the prevalence of pelvic floor symptoms before and after surgery (94% to 81%, P = 0.2). Prevalence of pelvic floor symptom impact on quality of life did significantly decrease after surgery (56% to 30%; P = 0.004). Baseline PFDI-20 and PFIQ-7 scores were low; however, there was still a significant reduction in PFDI-20 and PFIQ-7 scores after surgery (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of pelvic floor symptoms did not vary greatly after surgery; however, significant weight reduction did improve the degree of bother and quality of life related to these symptoms.
Colleen D McDermott; Colin L Terry; Samer G Mattar; Douglass S Hale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
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