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Impacto Do Estudo Urodinmico Em Mulheres Com Incontinncia Urinria
Published 2007 · Medicine
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to evaluate tolerance of patients with urinary incontinence undergoing an urodynamic study. METHODS: Forty nine patients with lower urinary tract symptoms submitted to an urodynamic study were evaluated... Prior to and immediately after the procedure each patient completed a self-administered questionnaire about several emotional variables, including anxiety, pain and shame. Answers about pain were given on a visual analog scale. Mean values of continuous variables were compared using a paired t-test, whereas categorical variables were compared using the chi-square test. RESULTS: The mean age was 49.5 (23-84) years. Pain score pre-procedure was 4.29 ± 3 and after procedure was 2.7 ± 2.9 (p=0.001). CONCLUSION: The urodynamic study is well tolerated by female patients and a low morbidity was found. Previous orientation can decrease anxiety.