Immediately after, and at three and six months post-treatment, pain intensity was measured using the Brief Pain Inventory-SF 6, and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were measured using the AUA SI. At baseline, 27% (n=20) presented with mild, 58% (n=43) with moderate, and 15% (n=11) with severe LUTS symptoms. The authors hypothesized that individuals with pain and co-morbid LUTS would have reduced urinary symptoms after hypnosis treatment. Participants’ urinary symptoms improved substantially from pre- to post-treatment (p<0.001), with further improvement at three months post-treatment (p<0.001) which was maintained at six months. These results were clinically significant and persisted over a six-month period. Treatment gains were most substantial for individuals who reported severe baseline LUTS.
Presented by: Lindsey McKernan, PhD,1 Michael Finn,1 Leslie Crofford, MD,1 Mark Jensen, PhD,2 W. Stuart Reynolds, MD,1
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
- University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Written by: Diane K. Newman, DNP, CRNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, Nurse Practioner and Co-Director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery during the 2021 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Winter Meeting