Anna-Lena Berglund

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BACKGROUND To study the prevalence of pain during intercourse in a young population and analyze factors that may be associated with vulvar pain. METHODS During a 2-month period, 172 women (aged 12-26 years) consulting four different adolescent health centres in Stockholm, Sweden, responded to a questionnaire concerning sexual habits, history of(More)
Forty-five women with stress incontinence (mean age 50 years) scheduled for surgical treatment randomized either to retropubic urethrocystopexy or to pubococcygeal repair were prospectively studied. Fifty healthy women were used as a reference group. No difference emerged concerning the outcome for these two surgical techniques in terms of success rate.(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the results of retropubic urethrocystopexy (with sutures and fibrin sealant) and pubococcygeal repair five to seven years postoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty women with genuine stress urinary incontinence were subjected to retropubic urethrocystopexy (n=30) and 15 women to pubococcygeal repair (n= 15). The preoperative(More)
Forty-four women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were interviewed in order to investigate sexual activities, sexual function and satisfaction one month before and one year after either one of two possible surgical interventions. The findings were related to sexual response cycle, size of urinary leakage, duration of incontinence and depression. There(More)
Forty-five women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and their partners have been interviewed three months before and one year after surgical treatment to investigate the social consequences of their impairment. One year after surgery 76% of the women reported that they were cured (group A, n = 34) and 24% that they were improved (group B, n = 11). The(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe nurses' conceptions of dialogues about sexuality with cancer patients. METHODS The study was carried out using phenomenographic method. Ten nurses from different care contexts where nurses meet cancer patients in various phases of trajectory of care were interviewed. RESULTS The analysis revealed one(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term results of surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using both subjective and objective methods. BACKGROUND Few studies have focused on the influence of biological and social changes in a woman's life on the long-term outcome of surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence.(More)
Pad test, cystometry and analysis of micturition were performed in 36 women with stress incontinence before and a year after operation with either retropubic urethrocystopexy (n = 22) or pubococcygeal repair (n = 14). There was no difference in the subjective cure rate between the two groups of women (77% and 79%, respectively). The pad test 1 year after(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate subjective and objective methods used for the investigation of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to compare the outcome of two different surgical techniques regarding cure rate, postoperative nursing, bladder drainage and postoperative pain relief. The study included 45 women with SUI, randomized either to(More)
Personality traits were assessed by means of the Karolinska Scale of Personality (KSP) and the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI) in 45 genuine stress incontinent women and compared with a reference group of continent women in order to investigate the possible impact of this chronic condition on the personality. Women with stress incontinence of long(More)