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Patients' experience with ambulatory urodynamics. A prospective study.
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PMID:  17060086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess emotional variables in patients who underwent ambulatory urodynamic monitoring (AUM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 33 females and 7 males aged 23-72 years with an overactive bladder who had undergone three consecutive AUM sessions were included in the study on a prospective basis. Patients completed a self-administered questionnaire before and immediately after each procedure. Answers were given using a visual analog scale. RESULTS: The pre-procedural level of anxiety did not differ significantly with respect to sex, age, education level or income. The degree of bother experienced by patients aged > or = 50 years was higher than for those aged < 50 years: 5 vs 2.5 (p = 0.030). As income increased, the degrees of pain (p = 0.016), bother (p = 0.013) and boredom (p = 0.010) decreased. Other emotional aspects did not differ significantly according to age or income (p > 0.05). Only the subjective bother score influenced the examiner-rated degree of intolerance during AUM (p = 0.007). A total of 34 patients (85.0%) indicated that they would be willing to return for a further session of AUM. The degree of intolerance decreased at the second (p = 0.006) and third (p = 0.049) AUM sessions, whereas other parameters were not significantly different. CONCLUSION: Our results demonstrate that AUM is acceptable and well tolerated by patients with bladder dysfunction.
Seung-June Oh; Hwancheol Son; Jeong Yun Jeong; Ja Hyeon Ku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0036-5599     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Urol. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-24     Completed Date:  2007-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0114501     Medline TA:  Scand J Urol Nephrol     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Ambulatory / psychology*
Pain / psychology
Pain Measurement
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Prospective Studies
Urinary Bladder, Overactive / diagnosis*,  psychology

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