Felisha Marques

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare patient-reported outcomes after combined surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) between older and younger women. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective cohort study including 122 younger (<65 years) and 70 older women (>/=65 years old) who underwent combined POP and(More)
AIMS To assess whether the existing National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) conceptual framework and item banks sufficiently capture the concerns of women with urinary incontinence (UI). METHODS Thirty-five women with UI were recruited between February-April 2009 for 4 structured focus groups(More)
BACKGROUND Anaemia and iron deficiency are major public health problems with great implications on quality of life. AIMS To establish the general prevalence of anaemia and iron deficiency in the adult Portuguese population and the prevalence by age, gender and region. METHODS This was a population-based, cross-sectional study (EMPIRE study) based on a(More)
OBJECTIVES : The objective of this study was to determine the association between obesity, sexual activity and sexual function in women with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). METHODS : A retrospective study of women seeking care for PFDs was conducted between May 2008 and May 2009. Obesity was defined as body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m. Outcomes included sexual(More)
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