Philip Toozs-Hobson led on the review process.
Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
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Neurourology and Urodynamics
Volume 31, Issue 4, pages 415–421, April 2012
How to Cite
Toozs-Hobson, P., Freeman, R., Barber, M., Maher, C., Haylen, B., Athanasiou, S., Swift, S., Whitmore, K., Ghoniem, G. and de Ridder, D. (2012), An international urogynecological association (IUGA)/international continence society (ICS) joint report on the terminology for reporting outcomes of surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse. Neurourol. Urodyn., 31: 415–421. doi: 10.1002/nau.22238
Conflicts of Interest: Philip Toozs-Hobson—Educational Meetings: Astellas and Pfizer. Robert Freeman—Educational meetings: Astellas and Pfizer (speaker fees). National Institute for Health Research (NIIHR) Collaboration (PenCLAHRC). UK (the views expressed are not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health, UK). Matthew Barber—No disclosures. Christopher Maher—Director, Urogynaecology Society of Australia. Bernard Haylen—No disclosures. Stavros Athanasiou—No disclosures. Steven Swift—Pfizer: Acceptance of paid travel expenses or honoraria; Acceptance of payment for research. Astellas: Consultant. Kristene Whitmore—Research grants—Boston Scientific, Pfizer, Allergan, Ortho-McNeill. Gamal Ghoneim—Speaker—Astellas; Consultant—Boston Scientific, Uroplasty, Coloplast. Dirk de Ridder—Consultant—AMS, Bard, Asyellas, Pfizer, Medtronic, Allergan; Speaker—AMS, Astellas, Pfizer, Medtronic, Allergan; Investigator—AMS, Astellas, Allergan; Research grants: AMS, Bard, Astellas, Medtronic, Gynecare, Dynamesh.
Terminology and Standardization Committee IUGA working members: Philip M. Toozs-Hobson, Bernard T. Haylen, Robert M Freeman, Christopher Maher, Stephen E. Swift, Stavros Athanasiou. Standardisation Steering Committee (ICS) members: Robert. M Freeman, Dirk de Ridder, Kristene Whitmore. Joint IUGA-ICS Working Group on Outcomes for Female POP Surgery members: Matthew Barber, Gamal Ghoneim.
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 FEB 2012
- surgical procedures;
- pelvic organ prolapse;
- female pelvic floor dysfunction
Introduction and Hypothesis
Standardized terminology has yet to be developed for reporting the outcomes for surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
This report combines the input of the Terminology and Standardization Committees of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS) and a joint Working Group on this topic, as well as expert external referees. The aim was to present a standardized terminology for the definitions of surgery and propose a structure for reporting the outcomes of surgical procedures for POP. An extensive drafting and review process was undertaken, as well as open review on both IUGA and ICS websites.
A terminology report was developed outlining the recommended structure for reporting outcomes of surgical trials involving POP. This document does not define success and failure. The report includes patient-reported subjective and objective outcomes to enable researchers to report on their results and compare them with other studies.
A consensus-based method for standardizing terminology for reporting outcome measures of POP surgery was developed to aid clinicians working in this area of research. Neurourol. Urodynam. 31:415–421, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.