Ashwani Kumar, MS, Nitish Arora, Bharti Arora, Ashish Sharma. GMC Patiala
Introduction: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has shown an evolutionary improvement in quality of life. The study was aimed to objectively assess the same using a preliminary questionnaire focussed on physical and psychological status of the patient pre and post cholecystectomy.
Material and Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 100 patients admitted in Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital,
Patiala with symptomatic gall bladder stones. All the cases were performed by experienced laparoscopic surgeons. The patients were evaluated as per the GIQLI proforma which includes 36 questions in which for every question 0 (point) was taken as least desirable, 4 (point) was taken as most desirable and final score was calculated and analyzed statistically.
Results and Conclusions: 82% of patients in the study were females with maximum incidence in the age group of 31-50 years. The results were analyzed using wilcoxon test. There was noted a highly significant improvement in certain symptoms and significant deterioration in very few symptoms with improvement in overall score. Overall mean score for gastrointestinal quality of life before laparoscopic cholecystectomy was 102.95+/-2.73 which improved with highly significant increase in score post cholecystectomy to 119.46+/-2.15 at 2nd week and 135.61+/-1.65 at 4th week.
Our study has shown a simplistic approach to quantify the daily based distress associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and thus can serve as a standardized tool in order to compare the efficacy of various medical and surgical treatment options.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 80203
Program Number: P092
Presentation Session: Poster (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster