Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common cause of urinary incontinence and it often negatively affects a woman’s quality of life.

One of the surgical options for treatment is mid-urethral sling (MUS), which involves the use of synthetic mesh. MUS is the most investigated procedure for SUI and considered to have a relatively low-risk safety profile.
However, poor publicity and litigation have resulted in the banning of synthetic mesh for prolapse surgery and the use of MUS has steadily declined in recent years.

The following survey aims are:
To investigate whether the current climate has resulted in a change in doctors consultations and to determine whether their patients have any preconception regarding the use of synthetic mesh used for the treatment of SUI. 

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* 1. Do you feel the majority of your patients have preconceived ideas about the use of synthetic mesh for the treatment of SUI?

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* 2. Do you think patients should receive patient information leaflets (PIL) while consulting?

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* 3. Do you use and/or provide patient information leaflets (PIL) while consulting about SUI?

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* 4. Which patient information leaflets (PIL) are you using? (you can choose more than one)

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* 5. Do you feel that patient information leaflets (PIL) contribute to patient understanding of the surgical treatment options for SUI?

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* 6. Do you feel your consultation time for surgical treatment of SUI has changed in the last year?

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* 7. In light of the recent negative publicity for synthetic mesh, have you changed your opinion with regard to the use of synthetic mesh for surgical treatment of SUI?

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* 8. Should your patient require surgery for SUI, and assuming she doesn`t have any significant co-morbidities, please number the following options from first (1) to be offered to last (6)?

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* 9. Have you changed your consent process to include (Tick ONE option):

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* 10. A woman with vaginal prolapse and urinary stress incontinence

(tick ONE you relate the most):

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* 11. Demographics (Q11-Q16)

Your age:

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* 12. Gender

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* 13. What is your position/title? :

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* 14. How many years of training/experience do you have in Gynaecology / Urology:

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* 15. Please indicate whether you work predominantly in the:

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* 16. What region of the world best describes where you practice:

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