The Impact of Complications on Patients' Assessment of the Outcome of Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Procedure

Our study aimed to assess the impact of managed complications of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) on the patients' assessment of the results as measured by Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I).

This was a retrospective study, supplemented with a telephone interview, comparing patients who had complications of TVT procedures with those where no complications recorded. The primary outcome was the PGI-I score in the 2 groups.

A total of 118 invitations were sent. In all, 60 patients returned the signed consent and completed the telephone interview with one of the authors (response rate = 50.8%). Complications were recorded in 21 patients (group 1) and no complications in 39 patients (group 2). There was no statistically significant difference between PGI-I in both groups.

Managed complications of TVT do not seem to affect patients' assessment of outcome as measured by PGI-I score.

Clinical medicine insights. Reproductive health. 2017 Nov 15*** epublish ***

David Shaker, Alexander J Lindgren, Gwenda Chapman

Rural Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia.