Satisfaction and Regret Following Uterosacral Ligament Suspension and Sacrocolpopexy: A Prospective Multicenter Analysis From the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network

Dina Bastawros, Hannah Rabon, Nabila Noor, Marian E. Florian-Rodriguez, Deslyn Hobson, Megan E. Tarr

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to compare levels of satisfaction, regret, and Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) scores between women who underwent vaginal uterosacral ligament suspension (USLS) and minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy (SCP). Secondary objectives were to identify which preoperative counseling resources were most useful. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study through the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network that included women who underwent a USLS or SCP between January 2013 and January 2016 with 1-year follow-up. Women completed the Decision Regret Scale for Pelvic Floor Disorders, Satisfaction with Decision Scale for Pelvic Floor Disorders, and PGI-I. Data were also collected on usefulness of various educational preoperative resources. RESULTS: A total of 175/367 (47.6%) women participated; 45 (25.7%) and 130 (74.3%) in the USLS and SCP groups, respectively. Mean Decision Scale for Pelvic Floor Disorders scores were 4.6 ± 0.8 and 4.5 ± 0.7 (P = 0.30) in the USLS and SCP groups, respectively, indicating a high level of satisfaction with surgical decision. The mean Decision Regret Scale for Pelvic Floor Disorders score was 1.5 ± 0.8 in USLS and 1.6 ± 0.8 in SCP (P = 0.53). The SCP group had higher PGI-I scores (1.7 ± 1.4 vs 2.0 ± 1.3, P = 0.02), indicating lower perceived postoperative improvement. Most women (151 [86.3%] of 175) reported that verbal counseling was sufficient and would not have found additional resources helpful. CONCLUSIONS: Women have high satisfaction and low regret with their decision to pursue surgical correction with USLS or SCP. Most are satisfied with only verbal preoperative counseling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e70-e74
JournalFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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