Changes in physical activity after abdominal sacrocolpopexy for advanced pelvic organ prolapse
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
exercise, pelvic organ prolapse, physical activity, sacrocolpopexy
Objective: The objective of the study was to describe changes in physical activity 1 year after sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse. Study Design: This was a prospective cohort of 301 randomized trial participants. Results: Compared with baseline, 1 year after surgery, 36% increased, 18% decreased, and 47% did not change preoperative exercise intensity level. In contrast, women were more likely to reduce (24%) than increase (11%) the frequency of major effort activities, like heavy lifting. Of 99 women who reported preoperatively that prolapse interfered substantially with doing exercise or recreation, house/yard work, or work outside the home, 83 (84%) reported no substantial interference 1 year later. After surgery, women reporting substantial interference from prolapse or treatment had similar rates of interval treatment for stress incontinence or prolapse as women not reporting substantial interference. Conclusion: After sacrocolpopexy, one third of women increased exercise intensity, few increased major effort activities, and most reported that prolapse no longer interfered with activities. © 2008 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Nygaard, I., Handa, V., Brubaker, L., Borello-France, D., Wei, J., Wells, E., & Goode, P. (2008). Changes in physical activity after abdominal sacrocolpopexy for advanced pelvic organ prolapse. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 198 (5), 5.70E+03-5.70E+07. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2008.01.044