Measuring outcomes in urogynecological surgery: "perspective is everything".

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parker-Autry, CY; Barber, MD; Kenton, K; Richter, HE

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 25

PubMed ID

  • 22930213

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3678959

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1433-3023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00192-012-1908-7

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England