Priority 14 from the Pessary use for Prolapse PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: Are pessaries effective in the treatment of prolapse? (JLA PSP Priority 14)
|JLA question ID
|Very few randomised controlled trials -which are considered to be the most rigorous type of research - have been conducted to enable this question to be answered. Examples: Can a pessary actually make a POP better/improve? How effective is a pessary at treating a prolapse?
The best available review is: Bugge C, Adams EJ, Gopinath D, Reid F. Pessaries (mechanical devices) for pelvic organ prolapse in women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004010. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004010.pub3
|Health Research Classification System category
|Renal and urogenital
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
How effective is the pessary in treating POP? ~ How effective are pessaries at improving quality of life for women with grade 1/2 prolapse? ~ Will it make the prolapse better?
|2 x healthcare professionals, 3 x women, 1 x literature
|PSP unique ID
|Pessary use for Prolapse
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|66 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|8 September 2017