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Incontinence and prolapse surgery and the use of mesh


Since the widespread media coverage about incontinence and prolapse surgery and the use of mesh, there has been a suggestion some women are presently not going to see health care providers about their urinary and prolapse problems. To help overall pelvic floor healthcare in women, we need to understand more about the present factors that influence women to not seek help. Please complete the survey below to help us improve our knowledge and improve support for all women who suffer from these problems but have not sought help.

Please answer all questions That apply to you
What is your age range?
Do you have any incontinence of urine?
Yes     No
How many months have you had symptoms for?
months
On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being worst, how severe is the incontinence for you on a daily basis?
Do you think you have a prolapse?
Yes     No
How many months have you had prolapse symptoms for?
months
On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being worst, how severe is the prolapse for you on a daily basis?
Have you ever seen your doctor about the symptoms you are experiencing?
Yes     No
If you have not, seen your doctor about the incontinence or prolapse, please tick all reasons that apply?
Too busy to make appointment at the moment
Feel too old to have anything done
Too embarrassed to go to GP
Not causing too much of a problem
Want to manage it myself
Concerned about the mesh issues published in the media

Out of the above reasons, please tick the most important to you that has caused you not to see your GP?
Too busy to make appointment at the moment
Feel too old to have anything done
Too embarrassed to go to GP
Not causing too much of a problem
Want to manage it myself
Concerned about the mesh issues published in the media

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