Patient-reported outcome after treatment of urinary incontinence in a multidisciplinary pelvic care clinic

Desiree M. J. Vrijens*, Jolanda I. Spakman, Gommert A. van Koeveringe, Bary Berghmans

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Objectives To assess patient-reported outcome and satisfaction regarding urinary incontinence 1year after the end of treatment in a multidisciplinary pelvic care clinic. MethodsA total of 647 patients with urinary incontinence seen in an academic multidisciplinary pelvic care clinic were prospectively included in a specific triage system. Patient-reported improvement of urinary incontinence and patient satisfaction were assessed by telephone survey 1year after the end of treatment. ResultsJust 15.6% of patients presented with one single pelvic floor problem, most had two or three pelvic functional disorders simultaneously, such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and constipation or fecal incontinence. One year after the end of treatment, of 440 responders (68%), 18.2% reported no remaining complaints, and 33.4% reported only one complaint. Patients reported a significant improvement of the mean severity (scale 0-10) of urinary incontinence from 7.21.6 pretreatment (=T0) to 4.3 +/- 3.0 1year after the end of treatment (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1057
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • multidisciplinary approach
  • patient-reported outcome
  • patient satisfaction
  • pelvic floor disorders
  • urinary incontinence

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