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Lufei Young*, Susan Barnason, Van Do
Background: Heart failure is a major public health problem, and self-management
is the primary approach to control the progression of heart failure. The low research
participation rate among rural patients hinders the generation of new evidence for
improving self-management in rural heart failure patients.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the barriers and strategies in
the recruitment and retention of rural heart failure patients in behavioral intervention
programs to promote self-management adherence.
Method: This is a descriptive study using data generated from a randomized
Results: Eleven common barriers were identified such as the inability to perceive
the benefits of the study, the burden of managing multiple comorbidities, and the lack of
transportation to appointments. Possible gateways to improve recruitment and retention
include using recruiters from the local community and promoting provider engagement
with research activities. Multiple challenges inhibited rural heart failure patients from
participating in and completing the behavioral intervention study.
Conclusion and implications: Anticipation of those barriers, and identifying
strategies to remove those barriers, could contribute to an improvement in the rural
patients’ participation and completion rates, leading to the generation of new evidence
and better generalizability of the evidence.
Athanasios Farfaras*, Stefanos Antoniou , Panagiotis Skolarikos
Introduction: Stress urinary incontinence represents a common but strongly
underestimated health problem that affects women of all ages and severely downgrades
their health related quality of life. The transobturator vaginal tape (TVT-O) approach
offers long term success rates, while minimizing complications. In this study, we
examined quality of life of patients suffering by stress urinary incontinence and
investigated whether TVT-O procedure offers considerable benefits in patient’s quality
of life after 5 years of placement.
Methods and results: Women with confirmed urodynamic stress urinary incontinence
that underwent TVT-O procedure were included in this prospective study. Patient’s
quality of life was evaluated by using the Greek version of SF-36 preoperatively and 60
months postoperatively. The outcomes demonstrated that incontinence had significant
adverse effect in patient’s quality of life. However, TVT-O procedure offers a safe and
efficient treatment, substantially improving both physical and mental dimension of
women’s health related quality of life (P>0.05).
Discussion: Stress urinary incontinence strongly impairs women’s health related
quality of life, limiting their physical activities, social function and causing emotionally
imbalance. Insertion of tension free vaginal tape reverses symptoms and significantly
improves all health indicators associated with patient’s health related quality of life. In
our study, we demonstrate that minimal invasive surgery, by using TVT-O procedure
is highly effective, in long term, in improving quality of life of women with stress urinary