Critical Analysis of Satisfaction Assessment After Penile Prosthesis Surgery

Penile prosthesis implantation is believed to provide a high level of patient satisfaction. The International Index of Erectile Function and the Erectile Dysfunction Inventory of Treatment Satisfaction are two validated questionnaires that have been used to assess this outcome. The lack of a tool specifically validated for patients undergoing penile prosthesis surgery has led to the use of heterogeneous methods to assess patient satisfaction.

To review the assessment of patient satisfaction with penile prosthesis surgery according to several factors.

A literature review was performed through PubMed from January 2000 through February 2016 addressing patient satisfaction after penile prosthesis surgery.

Patient satisfaction according to the characteristics of penile prosthesis devices and different clinical contexts.

Forty-eight articles were selected. Of these, 66.2% used non-validated questionnaires to assess patient satisfaction. Device characteristics, patient comorbidities, and partner profile are potential factors that can determine patient satisfaction.

Patient satisfaction is a meaningful outcome of penile prosthesis surgery modulated by different conditions. The rigor of this assessment in the literature is limited. The validation of a scale designed for patients with penile prosthesis surgery is needed to optimize clinical practice. Akakpo W, Pineda MA, Burnett AL. Critical Analysis of Satisfaction Assessment After Penile Prosthesis Surgery. Sex Med Rev 2017;X:XXX-XXX.

Sexual medicine reviews. 2017 Jan 28 [Epub ahead of print]

William Akakpo, Miguel A Pineda, Arthur L Burnett

The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Department of Urology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA., The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Department of Urology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address: .

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