Graduate Trainee, University of Southern California
1 active project
Race, ethnicity, and healthcare access among Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders
Scientific Questions Being Studied
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to be the first, to our knowledge, to study a diverse cohort of women with PFDs with the primary goal of including race and ethnicity data among underrepresented minority groups. Previously-described underrepresented groups in PFD research include Asian, Native American, Black, and Hispanic non-white participants. The results of this study may inform future patient counseling and treatment, as well as clinicians’ understanding of patient experiences with PFDs among groups that have previously been underreported.
METHODOLOGY: Participants in the USC All of Us study are currently recruited through Keck and USC Care clinics. The investigators will add a validated PFD symptom questionnaire to the current All of Us research tool, then extract data already in the database regarding healthcare access and utilization. Categorical variables will be reported as median with interquartile range, while binomial variables will be reported mean and standard deviation. A regression analysis will be performed to assess relationships between study variables and the primary outcome.
The results of this study may inform future patient counseling and treatment, as well as clinicians’ understanding of patient experiences with PFDs among groups that have previously been underreported.
Demographic Categories of Interest
- Race / Ethnicity
- Stephanie Brito - Graduate Trainee, University of Southern California
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