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Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 May;20(5):557-64. doi: 10.1007/s00192-008-0790-9. Epub 2009 Feb 3.

Responsiveness of the electronic Personal Assessment Questionnaire-Pelvic Floor (ePAQ-PF).

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  • 1Health Services Research Section, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK. G.L.Jones@sheffield.ac.uk

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the responsiveness of the electronic Personal Assessment Questionnaire-Pelvic Floor (ePAQ-PF) in women undergoing surgery for pelvic floor disorders. Fifty-four women undergoing tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and 47 women undergoing prolapse surgery completed ePAQ-PF at baseline and 3 months postoperatively. Responsiveness was calculated using effect sizes, standardized response means, responsiveness statistic, and minimally important difference. In the TVT group, the largest effect sizes were seen in the urinary domains for stress urinary incontinence (2.4), quality of life (2.2), and overactive bladder (0.9). In the prolapse group, the largest effect sizes were seen in the vaginal domains for prolapse (2.1) and quality of life (1.0). ePAQ-PF is responsive to change in women undergoing TVT or prolapse surgery in the salient and expected domains of stress incontinence and prolapse and quality of life and can be recommended for outcome measurement in this context.

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