, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 15-25
Date: 29 Aug 2012

Measuring outcomes in urogynecological surgery: “perspective is everything”

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Abstract

Over 10 years have passed since the first US National Institutes of Health consensus panel considered the standardization of definitions of pelvic floor conditions and the criteria utilized for reporting pelvic floor research study outcomes. The literature is replete with pelvic floor outcome studies; however, a consistent standardized approach to the evaluation of patients and characterization of outcomes is still needed. The purpose of this overview is to describe how the use of outcome measures has evolved over time and to attempt to help readers utilize the best measures for their clinical and research needs.

Presented at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Clinical Meeting Baltimore, Maryland, 15 April 2012
Partially supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 2 K24-DK068389 to HER