Validation of the modified American urological association symptom score

E. David Crawford, Colin I. O'Donnell, Al B. Barqawi, Michael O'Leary, Kathryn F. Sullivan, Alexa Hughes, Claus Roehrborn, Paul Maroni

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Abstract

Purpose: We created a shorter version of the American Urological Association symptom score, called UWIN (urgency, weak stream, incomplete emptying and nocturia). Materials and Methods: Participants in Prostate Cancer Awareness Week from 2006 and 2007 were administered the regular American Urological Association symptom score and UWIN. A total of 278 participants completed each questionnaire. Total scores of each participant for the American Urological Association symptom score (range 0 to 35) and UWIN (range 0 to 12) were evaluated using Spearman's correlation coefficients and Bland-Altman plots to determine the level of agreement between the 2 questionnaires. Results: The correlation between the total American Urological Association symptom score (range 0 to 35) and the total UWIN score (range 0 to 12) was 0.913 (p <0.0001). The correlation between the quality of life question on the American Urological Association symptom score and UWIN was 0.821 using the Spearman correlation coefficient (p <0.0001). A second analysis performed using Bland-Altman plots showed good agreement between the American Urological Association symptom score and UWIN. Overall, respondents tended to have slightly higher UWIN total scores than their American Urological Association symptom scores. Conclusions: This study validates that the UWIN questionnaire can be used in place of the American Urological Association symptom score. The UWIN questionnaire will lessen the burden on the respondent, broaden the applicability of the instrument and make collecting data as efficient and effective as possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-948
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume186
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • prostate
  • prostatic hyperplasia
  • questionnaires
  • symptoms
  • urination disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Crawford, E. D., O'Donnell, C. I., Barqawi, A. B., O'Leary, M., Sullivan, K. F., Hughes, A., Roehrborn, C., & Maroni, P. (2011). Validation of the modified American urological association symptom score. Journal of Urology, 186(3), 945-948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2011.04.060