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Finhyst 2006: Study on Morbidity of Hysterectomies in Finland (Finhyst 2006)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00744172
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2014
Helsinki University Central Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paivi Harkki, Society for Gynecological Surgery in Finland

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to analyze prospectively all hysterectomies performed in Finland for benign indications including all 46 public hospitals performing hysterectomies and also 7 private clinics. Hypothesis is that vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies are safe and cost-effective methods of hysterectomy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Morbidity of Hysterectomy Procedure: laparoscopy Procedure: vaginal Procedure: abdominal Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This Finhyst 2006 study evaluates nationwidely methods, indications, concomitant procedures, complications, hospital stay and convalescence time of all types of hysterectomies with questionnaires filled by doctors and patients. In addition, in the area of Helsinki University Central Hospital also the effect of quality of life and cost-effectiveness is studied.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5279 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Finhyst 2006: Incidence, Methods, Complications and Effect on Quality of Life of Hysterectomies in Finland in 2006
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hysterectomy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: I
Procedure: laparoscopy
laparoscopic hysterectomy

Active Comparator: 2
Procedure: vaginal
vaginal hysterectomy

Active Comparator: 3
Procedure: abdominal
abdominal hysterectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety of hysterectomy [ Time Frame: 1.1-31.12.2006 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cost-effectiveness [ Time Frame: 1.1.-31.12.2006 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Bening indications for hysterectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant indications for hysterectomy
  • Postpartum hysterectomy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00744172

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Helsinki University Central Hospital
Helsinki, Finland, 00029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Society for Gynecological Surgery in Finland
Helsinki University Central Hospital
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Study Director: Päivi SM Härkki, MD Member of Society of Gynecological Surgery in Finland

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Responsible Party: Paivi Harkki, MD PhD, Society for Gynecological Surgery in Finland Identifier: NCT00744172    
Other Study ID Numbers: Finhyst 2006
First Posted: August 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by Paivi Harkki, Society for Gynecological Surgery in Finland:
quality of life
Morbidity of three types of hysterectomy