Prospective study of pain, quality of life and the economic impact of open inguinal hernia repair.

@article{Palmqvist2013ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of pain, quality of life and the economic impact of open inguinal hernia repair.},
  author={Elisabeth Palmqvist and Karin Larsson and Anders Anell and Claes Hjalmarsson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={100 11},
  pages={1483-8}
}
BACKGROUND There are variations in quality of life (QoL) and reported risk of chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair. The aim of this study was to investigate the improvement in pain and QoL after open inguinal hernia repair, and the economic impact. METHODS Patients undergoing open mesh repair of a primary unilateral inguinal hernia were stratified depending on preoperative levels of symptoms and pain. Short Form 36 (SF-36®) and EQ-5D™ questionnaires were filled in before, and at 3 and 12… CONTINUE READING
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