Langenbecks Arch Surg (2017) 402:935–947 DOI 10.1007/s00423-017-1592-7 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Chronic pain and quality of life after inguinal hernia repair using the COMI-hernia score 1,2 1 3 Ralph Fabian Staerkle & Raphael Nicolas Vuille-dit-Bille & Lukas Fink & 1 2 Christopher Soll & Peter Villiger Received: 30 January 2017 /Accepted: 23 May 2017 /Published online: 13 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Inguinal hernia repair Quality assessment . . Purpose The Core Outcome Measure Index (COMI) is a brief Quality of life Core Outcome Measure Index Patient and multidimensional, patient-orientated outcome question- satisfaction naire that assesses chronic pain and quality of life after groin hernia repair. The primary aim of this study was to prospec- tively assess the COMI-hernia score, over an extended period Introduction of time in a single large cohort of patients. Methods Two hundred and twenty-eight male patients with Worldwide, approximately 20 million groin hernia repairs inguinal hernia repair were included in the present study. are performed annually . Since the routine use of mesh Patients were recruited prospectively with an average in inguinal hernia repair, there is an increasing focus on follow-up of 3 years. the occurrence of impaired quality of life
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 13, 2017
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