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OBJECTIVE To estimate and compare the prevalence and associated bother of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the general populations of the USA, UK and Sweden using current International Continence Society (ICS) definitions, as no previous population-based studies evaluating the prevalence of LUTS in the USA, using the 2002 ICS definitions, have been(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on urinary-specific health-related quality of life (HRQL), generic health indices, depression and anxiety in a population-representative sample of men and women, as research has linked LUTS with reduced HRQL and depression, but little is known about the effects of individual LUTS on(More)
BACKGROUND The Power of Food Scale (PFS) was developed to assess the psychological impact of today's food-abundant environments. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the structure of the PFS in diverse populations of obese and nonobese individuals. DESIGN Data were obtained from obese adults in a clinical trial for a weight management drug (n=1741), and overweight,(More)
BACKGROUND The 21-item Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ-R21) is a scale that measures three domains of eating behavior: cognitive restraint (CR), uncontrolled eating (UE) and emotional eating (EE). OBJECTIVES To assess the factor structure and reliability of TFEQ-R21 (and if necessary, refine the structure) in diverse populations of obese and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect overactive bladder (OAB) and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a population sample, as OAB often occurs in conjunction with many other LUTS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A nested case-control analysis was performed on men and women with (cases) and without (controls) OAB, from(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the bother associated with overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms and its influence on health-related quality of life (HRQL), anxiety, depression, and treatment seeking in adults in the United States. METHODS Data from U.S. respondents aged ≥ 40 years participating in the Epidemiology of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms survey, a(More)
AIMS To evaluate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and urinary incontinence (UI) in adults ≥40 from the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden. METHODS This was a secondary analysis of EpiLUTS-a population-representative, cross-sectional, Internet-based survey conducted to assess the prevalence and HRQL impact of urinary symptoms. UI was(More)
AIMS Understanding the patient's experience and symptom descriptions is critical to assess outcomes. Thus, there is a need for qualitative research to better understand how patients describe their symptoms and treatment expectations. METHODS Eight focus groups were conducted in two research phases: Phase 1 focused on eliciting patient's descriptions of(More)
In this study of 360 low-income mother-child dyads, our primary goal was to disentangle risks linked with commonly co-occurring maternal diagnoses: substance abuse and affective/anxiety disorders. Variable- and person-based analyses suggest that, at least through children's early adolescence, maternal drug use is no more inimical for them than is maternal(More)