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  1. What determines the choice of procedure in stress incontinence surgery ? The use of multilevel modeling.

    Article - En anglais

    The purpose of this study was to identify the determinants of choice of surgical procedure (anterior colporrhaphy, colposuspension, or needle suspension) to treat stress incontinence in women.

    We used multilevel modeling of data on 271 patients in 18 hospitals in England in 1993-94.

    Patient-related factors included sociodemographic details, anatomical diagnosis, symptom severity, symptom impact, previous treatment, parity, comorbidity, and general health status.

    Surgeon-related factors were specialty, grade, and annual volume of procedures undertaken.

    Hospital teaching status was considered.

    Some patient-related factors were associated with choice of procedure : women with a concomitant genital prolapse, with a history of high parity, and with no previous nonsurgical treatment were more likely to undergo an anterior colporrhaphy than a colposuspension or needle suspension (although this finding could be confounded by surgical specialty).

    In addition, women were more likely to be treated by colposuspension if their surgeon specialized in incontinence surgery (measured by annual volume of cases).

    Finally, being treated by needle suspension depended on there being a consultant surgeon familiar with the procedure at the hospital attended.

    While choice of surgical procedure depends partly on the patient's anatomical diagnosis, it is also dependent on the specialty of the surgeon whom she consults and the hospital that she attends. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Incontinence urinaire, Choix, Technique, Chirurgie, Traitement, Indication, Prise décision, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Méthodologie, Analyse statistique, Homme, Modèle mathématique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Voie urinaire pathologie, Vessie pathologie, Trouble miction

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urinary incontinence, Choice, Technique, Surgery, Treatment, Indication, Decision making, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Methodology, Statistical analysis, Human, Mathematical model, United Kingdom, Europe, Urinary system disease, Urinary tract disease, Bladder disease, Voiding dysfunction

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0532901

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 23/03/1999.