Hysterectomy: The patient`s perspective

Hysterectomy: The patient`s perspective


  • Fauzia Nausheen
  • Javed Iqbal
  • Fozia Ali Bhatti
  • Arif Tajammul Khan
  • Shahida Sheikh




Hysterectomy. Women. Decision Making. Physicians. Physician-Patient Relations. Patient Participation. Patient Education as Topic. Attitude to Health. Ovariectomy.


Objective: Importance of information provision by the gynaecologist and its effects on women`s decision making about hysterectomy. Study Design: Structured questionnaire and interview Setting: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was given to 50 women who had undergone hysterectomy for benign menstrual problems and information was collected. Main Outcome Measures: Women`s experience and satisfaction, with the communication and information provision by the doctor about her disease before hysterectomy. To assess the influence of that counseling on the decision-making process of hysterectomy. Results: Most of the women undergoing hysterectomy were between the age group of 40 - 45yrs (40%). Most common indication for hysterectomy was dysfunctional uterine bleeding (55%). 32% women reported optimal satisfaction with decision made. 57 highlighted sub-optimal aspects of decision-making process. 37% complained of deficiency in communication skills of doctors and 63%, stated that information provided were incomplete (P<.001). 11% had residual doubts about the appropriateness of hysterectomy. Conclusion: The efforts are required to ensure that women are adequately informed and involved in decision about gynecological treatment.




How to Cite

Nausheen, F., Iqbal, J., Bhatti, F. A., Khan, A. T., & Sheikh, S. (2016). Hysterectomy: The patient`s perspective. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 10(4). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v10i4.1220



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