A Study of Anxiety and Depression Influence Voiding Outcomes after Pelvic Surgery


About this study

The purpose of this study is to identify pre-operative emotional factors that may affect surgical outcomes and how a multidisciplinary approach may improve success after urologic surgery for voiding dysfunction. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:       

  • Any patient who is having a pelvic surgery for voiding dysfunction may be included in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:      

  • Patients with
    • Dementia 
    • Substance abuse 
    • Active suicidal ideations
  • No vulnerable populations will be targeted as all surgeries are elective surgeries and patients must be healthy to be candidates for the procedures.    

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Christopher Wolter, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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