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Clinical Analysis of Pain After Hysterectomy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tampere University Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2012
Last updated: December 23, 2016
Last verified: December 2016

Patients undergone either laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy will called for a clinical examination 1-3 years after surgery, if they suffer from pain 6 months after surgery. The aims of the study are:

  1. to reveal whether the pain is postsurgical in nature, or if there are any other reasons for the pain.
  2. to reveal the type of pain, neuropathic, nociceptive or idiopathic.
  3. to reveal the impact of pain on quality of life.

Postoperative Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Chronic Pain After Hysterectomy, Qualitative Analysis of Pain and Its Impact on Quality of Life

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Further study details as provided by Tampere University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Type of Chronic Pain After Hysterectomy [ Time Frame: 1-3 years after hysterectomy ]
    Number of participants with probable neuropathic, possible neuropathic, pain had subsided and other type of pain.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life After Hysterectomy [ Time Frame: 1-3 years after hysterectomy ]
    Quality of life as measured by the SF-36, which consists of 8 scales.

  • Is the Pain Due to Hysterectomy? [ Time Frame: 1-3 years ]
    Number of patients having posthysterectomy pain versus other pain

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Posthysterectomy pain
Observational study on posthysterectomy pain

Detailed Description:

Patients undergone either laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy will called for a clinical examination 1-3 years after surgery, if they suffer from pain 6 months after surgery. All patients were treated in Pirkanmaa District Hospital and the anesthesia was either propofol-infusion or sevoflurane gas with remifentanil-infusion.

6months after the surgery, questionnaires about pelvic pain were sent to the patients. Patients still having pain at that time, were invited for detailed sensory and gynecological examinations.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Women undergone hysterectomy for 1-3 years previously and suffering from persistent pain 6 months after surgery. The patients are invited to participate in this study, if they have participated in previous studies "Sevoflurane, Propofol, Postoperative pain" by Yli-Hankala and Pokkinen and study:" Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, postoperative pain" by Yli-Hankala and Pokkinen.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • hysterectomy 1-3 years previously
  • suffering from pain 6months postsurgically

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01706549

Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Finland, 33200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tampere University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Satu Pokkinen, MD Tampere University Hospital
Study Director: Maija-Liisa Kalliomäki, MD, PhD Tampere University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Kari Nieminen, MD, Doc Tampere University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tampere University Hospital Identifier: NCT01706549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R11190
Study First Received: October 10, 2012
Results First Received: December 19, 2014
Last Updated: December 23, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Tampere University Hospital:
Chronic pain
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
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