Grading quAlity of Life And Pelvic floor function after treAtment of Gynaecologic Oncological disease and helpSeeking behaviour
Can pelvic physiotherapy improve bladder function and pelvic floor related quality of life after radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer.
Randomised controlled trial
All women who will undergo a radical hysterectomy and lymph-adenectomy for cervical cancer, who never had bladder or bowl surgery
Pelvic physiotherapy in combination with written information about pelvic floor behaviour versus written information only.
Pelvic floor related quality of life
General quality of life
Provided hours of physiotherapy additional to the standard intervention
Health care consumption for pelvic floor problems in the first year after radical hysterectomy
Power / data analysis
Based on mean domain scores of a population and patient based sample we considered the obstructive micturition domain to be the most important outcome measurement. We consider a difference of 6 points in the domain score between both treatment groups to be clinical relevant. With a power of 80%, á level of 0.05 and standard deviation of 9, the calculated sample size is 36 in each group.
Inclusion, September 2007 until September 2009, follow-up 12 months
Academic Medical Center (AMC) , Amsterdam
Other hospitals are very welcome to participate in this trial.
M.H. Hazewinkel, AMC, Amsterdam
Dr J.P. Roovers, AMC, Amsterdam
Dr. M.R. Buist, AMC, Amsterdam