Introduction and Objectives: :The surgical treatment of vaginal prolapses improves the quality of life of women, namely the social and sexual aspects. The present study was designed to evaluate the impact on the quality of life of women undergoing surgical correction of genital prolapse, using the “Prolapse and quality of life (P-QOL) of Brazilian women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP)”.
Patients and Method: :31 women were interviewed and 4 were lost in the follow-up. Twenty seven women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse associated with apical prolapse, stage ? 3 of the POP-Q Classification, were enrolled. The “Prolapse and quality of life” (P-QOL) questionnaire provided the subjective evaluation. All patients were submitted to surgery for prolapse correction.
Results: :At least three months after surgery, the questionnaire was applied to compare the score obtained before and after surgery. The anatomical cure criteria can be defined as POP-Q stage < 1 or absence of prolapse beyond the hymen (point C position zero), with no symptomatic prolapse or surgery due to recurrence. Improvement in the quality of life was taken into account with the decrease of the symptoms score. A data exploratory analysis was performed using the summary measures (average, standard deviation, minimum, median, maximum, frequency and percentage). Times were compared by using ANOVA for repeated measurements, adjusting for the postoperative time, the variable responses being transformed into points. The significance level adopted was 5%.
Conclusion: :The women’s quality of life had a statistical improvement with the surgical treatment of apical prolapse and the techniques were safe and efficacious.
Corresponding Author: MAZZARIOL O.|