Pain and Convalescence After Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair (Lap-Lyske)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 22, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mette Astrup Madsen, Zealand University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The investigators want to identify limiting factors for short convalescence after laparoscopic groin hernia repair. Before the operation patients are given intensive structured information about one day´s convalescence. Patients fill out questionnaire before operation about several clinically relevant parameters. This is also done first 3 days after operation and after 1 month and 6 months. The patients are seen for clinical control at 1 and 6 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Inguinal Hernia Convalescence Behavioral: Information

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 210 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pain and Convalescence After Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
lap. inguinal herniorrhaphy
Patients undergoing planned lap. inguinal herniorrhaphy
Behavioral: Information
Information on short convalescence (1 day). Example: Operated today and getting started with normal activities again tomorrow.
Other Names:
  • Groin hernia repair
  • TAPP
  • Convalescence

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. duration of convalescence [ Time Frame: 3 weeks in average ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain scores on visual analog scale and verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    daily first 4 days, after 1 and 6 months

  2. fatigue scores on numeric rating scale (1-10) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    daily first 4 days, 1 and 6 months

  3. sexual dysfunction [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. nausea scores on verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
  5. vomiting [ Time Frame: 3 days ]
  6. wellbeing scores on visual analog scale [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  7. Hospital anxiety and depression scale (HAD) [ Time Frame: Baseline (before operation) ]
  8. Pain catastrophizing scale (PCS) [ Time Frame: Baseline (before operation) ]
  9. Activity assessment scale (AAS) [ Time Frame: Baseline (before operation) ]
    Functional status

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The population are from Region Sjaelland and are planned for laparoscopic inguinal or femoral herniorrhaphy. Single university hospital department i Denmark.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • planned laparoscopic inguinal or femoral herniorrhaphy
  • ASA class I-II
  • speak and read danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • converting to open operation
  • low compliance (dementia, psychiatric disorder)
  • use of morphine or similar drugs daily in the last month
  • complications to the operation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00962338

University Hospital Køge
Koege, Region Sjaelland, Denmark, 4600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Zealand University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mette A Tolver, M.D. University Hospital Køge

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mette Astrup Madsen, M.D., Zealand University Hospital Identifier: NCT00962338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SJ-125
First Posted: August 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 22, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Mette Astrup Madsen, Zealand University Hospital:
sexual dysfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes