Association Between Body Mass Index and Patient-Centered Outcomes After Hysterectomy.
Sangha R, Jones K, Havstad S, and Wegienka G. Association between body mass index and patient-centered outcomes after hysterectomy. J Reprod Med 2015; 60(9-10):392-396.
The Journal of reproductive medicine
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether body mass index (BMI) was associated with self-reported pain, well-being, or procedure satisfaction in the 3 months after hysterectomy.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study that recruited women undergoing hysterectomy. Data was collected over 1 year for 245 women.
RESULTS: BMI was not associated with pain either at baseline or in the 3 months after surgery versus no pain; odds ratio [OR] = 1.0, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.97-1.03, p = 0.88 for a 1 unit increase in BMI) or being fully satisfied with the procedure (versus not fully satisfied; OR = 1.01, 95% CI 0.97-1.04, p = 0.77 for a 1unit increase in BMI). Similarly, patient's perception of well-being was also not influenced by BMI as reflected in their well-being score (0.98 increase in score, 95% CI 0.95-1.02, p = 0.40, for a 1-unit increase in BMI).
CONCLUSION: The data from this prospectively studied cohort of women who had undergone hysterectomy suggest that BMI is not associated with self-report of pain, well-being, -or procedure satisfaction in the 3 month after surgery.
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Body Mass Index; Cohort Studies; Comorbidity; Female; Humans; Hysterectomy; Linear Models; Middle Aged; Obesity; Odds Ratio; Pain; Patient Outcome Assessment; Postoperative Complications; Prospective Studies; Self Report; Uterine Diseases