Bonaventure Twahirwa

Byumba District Hospital, Gicumbi District, Rwanda

Publications
  • Research Article   
    Health-Related Quality of Life After Hysterectomy Performed for Benign Conditions in Tertiary Hospitals, Rwanda
    Author(s): Corneille Killy Ntihabose* and Bonaventure Twahirwa*

    Objective: Hysterectomy is the most common major surgical procedure performed by gynaecologists. Most studies reporting on surgical procedures emphasize surgical outcomes such as operation time, surgical complications and hospital stay. Most women undergo hysterectomy to relieve symptoms and improve their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). It is an important outcome variable in clinical research for benign gynaecological conditions. The objective of this study was to assess the HRQoL in women after hysterectomy performed for benign gynaecological conditions in Rwanda. Methods: A prospective longitudinal study was conducted in three tertiary hospitals in Rwanda over 10 months. A total of 110 women were enrolled in the study. Health Related Quality of Life was measured using the Short-Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaire. HRQoL sco.. Read More»

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