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Health-Related Quality of Life Among Women Receiving Hysterectomy in National Taiwan University Hospital

21 Years
80 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Leiomyoma, Adenomyosis

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Health-Related Quality of Life Among Women Receiving Hysterectomy in National Taiwan University Hospital

Hysterectomy is the most common non-pregnancy-related surgical procedure performed in women
in Taiwan. There are three surgical approaches to hysterectomy: abdominal, vaginal and
laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) and LAVH has become the most prevalent
operation method in woman suffering from uterine myoma or adenomyosis nowadays. The
operation decisions for these women are always due to symptoms such as pain, anemia and mass
effect. However, there is a lack of measurement for these symptoms and therefore highlight
the need to validate these symptom by health-related quality of life (QOL) assessments.
Patients usually recovered better by LAVH comparing to traditional open surgeries. However,
LAVH was restricted to cases with small size uteri and most QOL reported neglected uterine
weight or were based on small uteri size. We recently intervened a new surgical procedure
called RULU during LAVH and thus released this limitation. This will give a more unbiased
study on the effect of QOL in patients receiving LAVH. In this study, we plan to use two
questionnaires: the disease specific UFS-QOL and the WHO-QOL Taiwan version questionnaires
for patients receiving LAVH. Assessment will be performed before operation; and 3 days, 7
days, 3 months and 18 months after operation. From these assessments, we plan to determine
which QOL variables will be useful as operation guidelines for patients suffering from
leiomyoma or adenomyosis, and for the assessment of appropriates and outcomes of LAVH.

Inclusion Criteria:

laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy leiomyoma adenomyosis-

Exclusion Criteria:

other types of operations other types of gynecological disease-

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Principal Investigator

Torng Pao-Ling, MD, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, National Taiwan University Hospital


Taiwan: Department of Health

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2005

Completion Date:

June 2005

Related Keywords:

  • Leiomyoma
  • Adenomyosis
  • laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy leiomyoma
  • adenomyosis
  • quality of life
  • Leiomyoma
  • Myofibroma