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Validation and reliability of the Dutch version of the EORTC QLQ-NMIBC24 Questionnaire Module for patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

J Patient Rep Outcomes 2021 Sep 20;5(1):96. Epub 2021 Sep 20.

Department for Health Evidence, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Background: The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality of life questionnaire for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (QLQ-NMIBC24) has been available and applied for some years now, but has yet to undergo a full comprehensive psychometric evaluation. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the EORTC QLQ-NMIBC24 questionnaire in patients with low, intermediate and high risk NMIBC.

Methods: We included patients newly diagnosed with NMIBC participating in the multicenter, population-based prospective cohort studies UroLife or BlaZIB. Read More

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September 2021

A Comprehensive Assessment of Food Parenting Practices: Psychometric Properties of the Portuguese Version of the HomeSTEAD Family Food Practices Survey and Associations with Children's Weight and Food Intake.

Eur J Investig Health Psychol Educ 2020 Feb 5;10(1):424-440. Epub 2020 Feb 5.

Center for Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto, Rua Alfredo Allen, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal.

The Home Self-Administered Tool for Environmental Assessment of Activity and Diet (HomeSTEAD) survey evaluates a broad spectrum of food parenting practices related to parental use of control, autonomy support, and structure. This study aims to test the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the HomeSTEAD family food practices survey in parents of 3-12 year old children. Data were collected from 184 parents/caregivers. Read More

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February 2020

Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21): Construct Validity Problem in Hispanics.

Eur J Investig Health Psychol Educ 2020 Jan 8;10(1):375-389. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Ponce Health Sciences University, 388 Zona Industrial Reparada 2, Ponce, PR 00716, USA.

The main purpose of this research was to examine the construct validity of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21) in order to determine whether it is able to adequately discriminate between symptoms of depression and anxiety in the Hispanic population in Puerto Rico. This study has an instrumental design. A total of 1073 Hispanics participated in this psychometric study. Read More

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January 2020

How to identify the most suitable questionnaires and rating scales for your research and clinical practice?

Int J Clin Pract 2021 Sep 19:e14895. Epub 2021 Sep 19.

Center of primary care and public health (Unisanté), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Background: Selection of the most suitable instrument for a health outcome or exposure assessment is challenging, as there are many different instruments and their versions, most with unknown validity.

Aims: To develop guidelines facilitating the search for the most suitable instrument.

Materials And Methods: Based on our experience, we formalized a five-step process. Read More

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September 2021

Scales to Assess Knowledge, Motivation, and Self-Efficacy for HIV PrEP in Colombian MSM: PrEP-COL Study.

AIDS Res Treat 2021 7;2021:4789971. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada.

Objective: We evaluated the construct validity Spanish version of knowledge, stigma, norms, and self-efficacy scales regarding PrEP in MSM.

Methods: Sample of 287 MSM. Exploratory confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory were used to validate the constructs. Read More

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September 2021

Construct validity and response to therapy of the U9 ultrasonographic scale for assessment of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Reumatologia 2021 20;59(4):211-218. Epub 2021 Aug 20.

Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Sohag University, Egypt.

Objectives: To test the construct validity of the U9 ultrasonographic scale, to determine the cut-off points for different degrees of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) activity, and to determine whether or not US assessment with the U9 score is useful for monitoring the response to treatment of RA.

Material And Methods: A prospective, multicenter study was conducted in 4 different centers in Egypt. All RA patients who were recruited were subject to evaluation of clinical disease activity by the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and Disease Activity Score of 28 joints based on erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR). Read More

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Self-rated impulsivity in healthy individuals, substance use disorder and ADHD: psychometric properties of the Swedish Barratt impulsiveness scale.

BMC Psychiatry 2021 Sep 18;21(1):458. Epub 2021 Sep 18.

Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm Health Care Services, Norra Stationsgatan 69, floor 7, 113 64, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Impulsivity is associated with several psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders (SUD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A widely used questionnaire to assess impulsivity is the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS), and the aim of the current study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the BIS (swe-BIS).

Methods: The original BIS was translated to Swedish and back-translated by an authorized translator. Read More

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September 2021

Assessment of reliability and validity of the adapted Persian version of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.

Spine Deform 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Allied Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Medical University Campus, Haft-Bagh Highway, Kerman, Iran.

Purpose: This study investigates the reliability and validity of the adapted Persian version of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire (P-SAQ).

Methods: The stages of cross-cultural adaptation were conducted according to an internationally accepted guidelines. Reliability of the P-SAQ was measured by evaluating internal consistency and test-retest reproducibility using Cronbach's α and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Read More

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September 2021

Observing the Working Alliance in Videoconferencing Psychotherapy for Alcohol Addiction: Reliability and Validity of the Working Alliance Inventory Short Revised Observer.

Front Psychol 2021 31;12:647814. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

Human Sciences Institute, Psychology Department, Center for Research, Intervention, and Evaluation for Alcohol and Drugs, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the mental health and alcohol consumption of individuals. Videoconferencing psychotherapy has become a fundamental mode of treatment for people with alcohol use disorders. However, there are still doubts about its effectiveness and the therapeutic relationship. Read More

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Caregiver rating of early childhood development: Reliability and validity of the ASQ-3 in rural Guatemala.

Early Hum Dev 2021 Aug 24;161:105453. Epub 2021 Aug 24.

Department of Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, United States.

Background: Although performance-based assessment of early childhood development is preferred, there are a number of limitations to this methodology in low resource settings (LRSs). Hence, clinicians and researchers often rely on caregiver report screening tools. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3 (ASQ) is one of the most widely used caregiver report measures globally. Read More

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Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Esophageal-Atresia-Quality-of-Life Questionnaires to Assess Condition-Specific Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents Born with Esophageal Atresia.

Turk J Gastroenterol 2021 Aug;32(8):640-650

Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Queen Silva Children's Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden;Department of Pediatrics, University of Gothenburg, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sweden.

Background: This study reports the feasibility, validity and reliability of the Turkish versions of the Esophageal-Atresia-Quality-of-Life (EA-QOL) questionnaires, which were originally developed in Sweden and Germany.

Methods: After translation from Swedish to Turkish and cognitive debriefings, 51 families of children aged 2 to 7 years (parent-report, 17-items) and 54 families of children 8 to 17 years (child and parent-report, 24-items) responded to the EA-QOL questionnaires and a validated generic HRQOL-instrument (PedsQL4.0). Read More

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Reliability and Validity of the Spanish Version of the Medical Outcomes Study Pain Severity Scale in Mexican Patients With Rheumatic Diseases.

J Clin Rheumatol 2021 Sep;27(6S):S308-S315

From the Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital General Regional número 1, Delegación Yucatán, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mérida, Yucatán; and Programa de Maestría y Doctorado en Ciencias Médicas, Odontológicas y de la Salud, Doctorado en Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Ciudad de México, México.

Objective: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Medical Outcomes Study Pain Severity Scale (MOS-PSS) in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out from January 2019 to March 2020 using a nonprobabilistic sampling of consecutive cases. The internal consistency of the scale was evaluated through the Cronbach α coefficient and by the item response theory reliability coefficient. Read More

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September 2021

Instruments for Measuring Violence on Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Units: Review and Recommendations.

Psychiatr Serv 2021 Sep 15:appips202000297. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Mistler, Friedman); New Hampshire Hospital, Concord (Mistler); National Center for PTSD, White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, Vermont (Friedman).

Objective: Violence by patients against inpatient psychiatric unit staff is common, causing considerable suffering. Despite the Joint Commission's 2018 requirement for behavioral health organizations to use standardized instruments, no identified gold standard measures of violence and aggression exist. Therefore, accurate data are lacking on the frequency of patient-to-staff violence to guide development of safer institutional clinical policies or to assess the impact of targeted interventions to reduce violence. Read More

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September 2021

Finnish Version of the Eating Assessment Tool (F-EAT-10): A Valid and Reliable Patient-reported Outcome Measure for Dysphagia Evaluation.

Dysphagia 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, P.O. Box 263, FI-00029, Finland.

Our aim was to validate a Finnish version of the Eating Assessment Tool (F-EAT-10) for clinical use and to test its reliability and validity in a multicenter nationwide study. Normative data were acquired from 180 non-dysphagic participants (median age 57.0 years, 62. Read More

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September 2021

COVID-19 Impact Battery: Development and Validation.

J Psychopathol Behav Assess 2021 Sep 9:1-18. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, USA.

In addition to impacting the physical health of millions of Americans, the novel-coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a significant psychological stressor due to both the threat of the illness itself and the mitigation strategies used to contain the spread. To facilitate understanding of the impact of COVID-19, validated measures are needed. Using a stepwise procedure in line with best-practice measurement procedures, the current report summarizes the procedures employed to create the COVID-19 Impact Battery (CIB). Read More

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September 2021

Psychometric Evaluation of the School Nurses' Awareness and Perceptions Survey (SNAPS) for Youth At-Risk of Trafficking.

J Nurs Meas 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

University of Massachusetts Boston.

Background And Purpose: Estimates suggest approximately 244,000-360,000 schoolaged children in the United States are at risk of being trafficked. The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the School Nurses' Awareness and Perceptions Survey (SNAPS).

Methods: A multi-phase approach for reliability and validity using correlation, exploratory, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) with samples of school nurses from Massachusetts (Phase I) and nationally (Phase II). Read More

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September 2021

Quality evaluation questionnaires - nursing homes (QEQ-NH); validation of questionnaires for measuring quality of care in nursing homes from various perspectives.

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Sep 13;21(1):961. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Vilans, Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Long-term Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Background: This study aims to describe the validation and optimization of a new instrument designed to comprehensively measure and evaluate the quality of care in nursing homes; the Quality Evaluation Questionnaires for Nursing Homes (QEQ-NH). This instrument comprises several questionnaires on the perceived quality of care for various perspectives (e.g. Read More

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September 2021

[Convergence of Scales to Measure Social Anxiety: An IRT Linking Approach].

Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

FB I - Psychologie, Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Universität Trier, Trier, Deutschland.

Objective: The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) and the Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN) are established measures in the investigation of social anxiety. Furthermore, the subscale Interpersonal Sensitivity of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI-53) is frequently used to screen social anxiety. All three scales claim to capture the same construct, which raises the question of the convergence of these scales. Read More

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September 2021

Development and Validation of the Four Facet Mindful Eating Scale (FFaMES).

Appetite 2021 Sep 10;168:105689. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

McGill University (Department of Psychology), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Objectives: Previous mindful eating scales stress the attentional domains of eating-specific mindfulness, such as present-moment attention to homeostatic cues of hunger and satiety while discounting other important domains such as non-judgment and decentering. The purpose of the series of studies was to develop and evaluate a multifaceted mindful eating scale that assesses several domains of eating-specific mindfulness.

Methods: A multistep process was used to construct the Four Facet Mindful Eating Scale (FFaMES). Read More

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September 2021

A psychometric study of the Emotional Availability Scales: Construct validity and measurement invariance between depressed and nondepressed mother-infant dyads.

Psychol Assess 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Discipline of Psychology, Murdoch University.

The Emotional Availability Scales (EAS) are the most widely reported observational assessment measure of parent-child relationships and has been of particular interest in understanding differences between samples of depressed and nondepressed mothers and their offspring. Despite its widespread use, psychometric validation of the factor structure in normative samples and the measurement of invariance within clinical samples has not been published. We evaluated the internal structure (dimensionality, reliability, convergent, and discriminant validity) of the EAS fourth edition using a nondepressed sample of 157 Australian women and their infants aged 6 months, including testing the measurement invariance of the EAS between the same nondepressed sample (n = 157), and a depressed group (n = 185) of mother-infant dyads, using MPlus. Read More

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September 2021

Association Between eHealth Literacy in Online Health Communities and Patient Adherence: Cross-sectional Questionnaire Study.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Sep 13;23(9):e14908. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China.

Background: eHealth literacy is significantly associated with patients' online information behavior, physician-patient relationship, patient adherence, and health outcomes. As an important product of the internet, online health communities (OHCs) can help redistribute idle medical resources, increase medical resource utilization, and improve patient adherence. However, studies on eHealth literacy in OHCs are limited. Read More

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September 2021

The Cross-Cultural Adaptation and the Reliability Test for the Chinese-Version Dietary Behavior and Psychological Series Scales in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients.

Patient Prefer Adherence 2021 31;15:1903-1912. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

Nursing and Health School of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: To translate three novel measures of psychological mechanisms associated with dietary behavior, including the Dietary Goal-Desire Incongruence scale (DG-DI), the Motivation for Dietary Self-control scale (MDSC), the Satisfaction with Dietary Behavior scale (SWDB), to cross-culturally adapt the measures into Chinese and verify their reliability and validity in maintenance hemodialysis patients.

Method: After the forward translation and the back-translation, the perspective of a panel of experts and cognitive interviews with maintenance hemodialysis patients were used to ensure cultural relevance of the three scales. Subsequently, 420 maintenance hemodialysis patients from three hemodialysis centers in Zhengzhou were recruited for the item analysis and the internal consistency, content validity, construct validity and reliability tests. Read More

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THE USE OF THE ARMENIAN VERSION OF COMQ-12 QUESIONNAIRE FOR QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN TEENAGERS WITH OTITIS MEDIA.

Georgian Med News 2021 Jul-Aug(316-317):107-113

Mkhitar Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia.

The aim of the study was to validate the Armenian language version of the COMQ-12 quality of life (QL) instrument among teenagers with chronic otitis media (COM). A case-control study was conducted in 350 teenagers aged 16 to 18 years: the case group of patients with COM (120) and the control group of practically healthy teenagers (230). Study participants' quality of life was assessed by specific COMQ-12 (Chronic Otitis Media Questionnaire-12) and not specific SF-36 (The Short Form-36) questionnaires. Read More

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September 2021

Measurement properties of grimace scales for pain assessment in non-human mammals: a systematic review.

Pain 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Canada.

Abstract: Facial expressions of pain have been identified in several animal species. The aim of this systematic review was to provide evidence on the measurement properties of grimace scales for pain assessment. The protocol was registered (SyRF#21-Nov-2019) and the study is reported according to the PRISMA guidelines. Read More

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September 2021

Psychometrics of the observational scales of the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation (USER): Content and structural validity, internal consistency and reliability.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2021 Aug 26;97:104509. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Department of Medicine for Older People Amsterdam University Medical Centres - VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Vivium Zorggroep Naarden, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Introduction: Establish content and structural validity, internal consistency, inter-rater reliability, and measurement error of the physical and cognitive scales of the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation clinical Rehabilitation (USER) in geriatric rehabilitation.

Material And Methods: First, an expert consensus-meeting (N=7) was organised for content validity wherein scale content validity index (CVI) was measured. Second, in a sample of geriatric rehabilitation patient structural validity (N=616) was assessed by confirmatory factor analyses for exploring unidimensionality. Read More

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The adaptation of the community integration scale for adults with psychiatric disorders into Chinese: Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity.

Asian J Psychiatr 2021 Sep 8;65:102847. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

School of Nursing, Harbin Medical University, 157 Baojian Road, Nangang District, Harbin, China.

Community integration problems are fundamental to psychosis and are part of the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, but there is a lack of relevant researches and validated scales available for use in China. We intend to translate and assess the reliability and validity of the Community Integration Scale for Adults with Psychiatric Disorders (CIS-APP) scale. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 612 schizophrenic patients in China. Read More

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September 2021

Ok Google: Using virtual assistants for data collection in psychological and behavioral research.

Behav Res Methods 2021 Sep 10. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Media and Communication Science, University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.

Because of the increasing popularity of voice-controlled virtual assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant, they should be considered a new medium for psychological and behavioral research. We developed Survey Mate, an extension of Google Assistant, and conducted two studies to analyze the reliability and validity of data collected through this medium. In the first study, we assessed validated procrastination and shyness scales as well as social desirability indicators for both the virtual assistant and an online questionnaire. Read More

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September 2021

A Phase II Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Arbaclofen Administered for the Treatment of Social Function in Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Study Protocol for AIMS-2-TRIALS-CT1.

Front Psychiatry 2021 24;12:701729. Epub 2021 Aug 24.

Institute of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or autism) is characterized by difficulties in social communication and interaction, which negatively impact on individuals and their families' quality of life. Currently no pharmacological interventions have been shown to be effective for improving social communication in autism. Previous trials have indicated the potential of arbaclofen for improving social function among autistic children and adolescents with fluent speech. Read More

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Determination of the Spatial Anisotropy of the Surface MicroStructures of Different Implant Materials: An Atomic Force Microscopy Study.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Aug 24;14(17). Epub 2021 Aug 24.

Struttura Complessa Scienze e Tecnologie Chirurgiche, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, 40136 Bologna, Italy.

Many biomaterials' surfaces exhibit directional properties, i.e., possess spatial anisotropy on a range of spatial scales spanning from the domain of the naked eye to the sub-micrometer level. Read More

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Turkish validation and reliability of the symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network Symptom Index-29 (LURN SI-29) questionnaire in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms.

Neurourol Urodyn 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aims: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network Symptom Index-29 (LURN SI-29).

Methods: Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were included in a single-center study between January and April 2021. Patients' demographics, such as age, sex, and level of education, were recorded. Read More

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September 2021