Title: An International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)/International Continence Society (ICS) joint report on the terminology for reporting outcomes of surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse
Authors: Toozs-Hobson, Philip ×
Freeman, Robert
Barber, Matthew
Maher, Christopher
Haylen, Bernard
Athanasiou, Stavros
Swift, Steven
Whitmore, Kristene
Ghoniem, Gamal
De Ridder, Dirk #
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Springer International
Series Title: International Urogynecology Journal vol:23 issue:5 pages:527-35
Abstract: INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Standardized terminology has yet to be developed for reporting the outcomes for surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

METHODS: This report combines the input of the Terminology and Standardization Committees of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS) and a joint Working Group on this topic, as well as expert external referees. The aim was to present a standardized terminology for the definitions of surgery and propose a structure for reporting the outcomes of surgical procedures for POP. An extensive drafting and review process was undertaken, as well as open review on both IUGA and ICS websites.

RESULTS: A terminology report was developed outlining the recommended structure for reporting outcomes of surgical trials involving POP. This document does not define success and failure. The report includes patient-reported, subjective and objective outcomes to enable researchers to report on their results and compare them with other studies.

CONCLUSIONS: A consensus-based method for standardizing terminology for reporting outcome measures of POP surgery was developed to aid clinicians working in this area of research.
ISSN: 0937-3462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Screening, Diagnostics and Biomarkers (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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