A one‐year follow‐up of psychological well‐being after subtotal and total abdominal hysterectomy‐ a randomised study
2010 (English)In: BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, ISSN 1470-0328, Vol. 117, no 4, 479-487 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To compare subtotal abdominal hysterectomy (SH) and total abdominal hysterectomy (TH) regarding influence on postoperative psychological well‐being and surgical outcome measurements.
Design: A prospective, open, randomised multicenter trial.
Setting: Seven hospitals and one private clinic in the south‐east of Sweden. Population: 200 women scheduled for abdominal hysterectomy for benign conditions were enrolled in the study; 179 women completed the study (94 SH and 85 TH).
Methods: Four different psychometric tests measuring general well‐being, depression and anxiety preoperatively, six and 12 months postoperatively. Statistical analysis of variance and covariance were used. Main outcome measures: Effects of operating method on psychological well‐being postoperatively. Analysis of demographic, clinical and surgical data including peri‐ and postoperative complications and complaints at follow‐up.
Results: No significant differences were observed between the two groups in any of the psychometric tests. Both surgical methods were associated with a significantly higher degree of psychological well‐being six and 12 months postoperatively compared with preoperatively. The operating time was significantly longer for TH than SH. No significant differences were found in the clinical measures including complications. A substantial number of women experienced persistent cyclic vaginal bleedings after SH. Neither minor or major postoperative complications nor serum concentration of sex hormones were associated with the psychological general well‐being 12 months after the operation. Conclusions: General psychological well‐being is equally improved after both SH and TH within 12 months after the operation and does not seem to be associated with occurrence of perioperative complications or serum concentration of sex hormones.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 117, no 4, 479-487 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18474DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02467.xISI: 000274388200014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-18474DiVA: diva2:219733