Title
Comparison of questionnaires used for the evaluation of patients with chronic pelvic pain
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Neurourology and urodynamics. - New York
Volume/pages
32(2013) :8 , p. 1074-1079
ISSN
0733-2467
ISI
000326027700006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
AimsComparison of questionnaires for the evaluation of symptoms and QoL in patients with CPPS. MethodsThe MPQ-DLV, PDI, NIH-CPSI, ICSI, and PUF, were compared for: pain, bladder complaints, and for QoL. ResultsThe studied group N=26 (male: 16; female: 10) showed a good distribution in gender for the age (MW-U: P=0.6) and BMI (MW-U: P=0.5). The intraclass correlation (ICC) for pain intensity of MPQ-NWC and MPQ-PRIT was 0.55. The ICC's, for other different pain intensity scores were mostly <0.25 (global=0.23). For bladder complaints a positive global score (ICC=0.64) was shown, with the score for NIH-CPSI and ICSI>0.77. The ICC for NIH-CPSI and PUF-SS was the lowest (=0.48). The QoL showed a global bad correlation (ICC0.27) with MPQ-DLV-QoL/PDI, PDI/ICPI, PDI/PUF-BS and ICPI/PUF-BS scoring >0.5. ConclusionWhen the most used questionnaires for QoL assessment in patients with CPPS are compared, very different results can be found. This indicates that results from one questionnaire cannot be used for overall conclusions concerning pain intensity and QoL. For bladder symptoms the results seem to correspond better. To develop one generally accepted questionnaire would facilitate the interpretation and comparison of data in this condition. Neurourol. Urodynam. 32:1074-1079, 2013. (c) 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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