Outcomes collected in female pelvic floor surgical procedure registries and databases: a scoping review

Rasa Ruseckaite, Justin O. Daly, Joanne Dean, Susannah Ahern

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Introduction and hypothesis: The objective was to overview the literature on the existing pelvic floor procedure registries and databases and to identify patient demographic, clinical and/or patient-reported data items for inclusion in the Australasian Pelvic Floor Procedure Registry (APFPR) Minimum Data Set (MDS). Methods: We conducted a literature search on the MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and PsycINFO databases in addition to Google Scholar and grey literature to identify studies in the period January 2008 to January 2020. All were English studies of registries and databases on female adults undergoing surgery for pelvic floor disorders including stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Studies were assessed on demographic and clinical patient characteristics, procedure or treatment type, health-related quality of life, adverse events and safety outcomes, captured by pelvic floor procedure registries or databases that have been established to date. Results: From 1662 studies, 29 publications describing 22 different pelvic floor registries and databases were included for analysis, 12 (55%) of which were multicentre. Six (27%) registries and databases involved solely SUI, eight (36%) were regarding POP, and the remaining eight (36%) focussed on both conditions. The majority of registries and databases captured similar details on patient characteristics, comorbidities and other clinical features, procedure or treatment type, health-related quality of life, adverse events, safety and efficacy. Conclusion: The findings of this scoping review will assist in determining the MDS for the APFPR, an initiative of the Australian government, to improve health and quality of life outcomes of women who undergo pelvic floor reconstructive procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3113-3130
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Clinical quality registry
  • Minimum data set
  • Outcomes
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Stress urinary incontinence

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