10: Quality of sexual function outcome reporting in pelvic organ prolapse trials

Although sexual function outcomes in Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) trials are usually secondary outcomes, they are important outcomes to patients and should be reported in comparative trials. The IUGA-ICS Joint Report on Sexual Health in Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders recommends a minimum of reporting sexual activity, pain/dyspareunia, and overall sexual function based on a validated sexual function questionnaire. It is also important to report not only postoperative dyspareunia and sexual activity rates but also preoperative rates.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Oral Poster Source Type: research

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Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: RETINAL, VITREOUS AND MACULAR DISORDERS: Edited by Brandon G. Busbee and John W. Kitchens Source Type: research
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Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: J Clin Biochem Nutr Source Type: research
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