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Patient-reported outcomes following radical prostatectomy
Associate Professor of Surgery/Urology
Feb 1999 (Vol. 6, Issue 1, Pages( 700 - 704)

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  • The present study was designed to assess disease-specific outcome measures of impotence, incontinence and stricture disease after radical prostatectomy through an anonymous patient self-reported questionnaire. Recent studies suggest complications reported anonymously by patients are higher than previously reported. The aim is to provide clinicians with site-specific patient information which may be of benefit in pre-operative and postoperative patient encounters. Patient self-reported incidence of postoperative impotence (82.2%) and ongoing incontinence (59.3%) was high but consistent with several published reports.3-12,21 The patient self-reported incidence of stricture (15.2%) was low.

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