Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

In patients undergoing neuromodulation for intractable urge incontinence a reduction in 24-hr pad weight after the initial test stimulation best predicts long-term patient satisfaction.

AIMS: To evaluate long-term patient satisfaction of sacral neuromodulation and to correlate satisfaction with incontinence parameters.

METHODS: Patients at least 1-year remote from sacral neuromodulation were mailed a questionnaire to evaluate satisfaction and assess incontinence symptoms.

RESULTS: Fifty-two patients were consecutively enrolled in the study. Forty-nine questionnaires (94.2%) were returned. The average interval between implantation and questionnaire completion was 27.2 (range 12-52) months. 83.7% of respondents were satisfied and 79.6% of patients would "do it all over again." Compared to dissatisfied subjects during test stimulation, the satisfied patients had a significant decrease in 24-hr pad weight (84.5% vs. 60.6%, P = 0.002) but did not differ in daily pad usage (4.5 fewer pads per day vs. 3.4, P = 0.190). At long-term follow-up, satisfied patients noted significantly greater improvement in their Incontinence Impact Questionnaire score versus dissatisfied patients (mean improvement 53 vs. 10 points, P = 0.0003). Using multiple logistic regression, change in 24-hr pad weight, but not change in average daily pad usage, was correlated with long-term satisfaction.

CONCLUSIONS: Eighty-four percent of patients were satisfied with sacral neuromodulation at a mean of 27 months. An 84.5% reduction in 24-hr pad weight correlated with long-term patient satisfaction. In addition to lack of efficacy, device pain was a contributing factor to dissatisfaction.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

Related Resources

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app