Chris Sexton

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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)
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 estimate the prevalence of and bother associated with overactive bladder (OAB) in adults aged ≥40 years in the United States, using current International Continence Society definitions. METHODS Internet-based panel members were selected randomly to participate in EpiLUTS, a cross-sectional, population-representative survey. Participants used(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)
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 characteristics of patients who suffer from noncancer pain and opioid-induced constipation are not well understood. METHODS Cross-sectional patient survey and chart review data from the baseline assessment of an ongoing longitudinal study in the USA, Canada, Germany, and the UK were evaluated via descriptive statistics. Participants had(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)
BACKGROUND Although respiratory symptoms are characteristic features of COPD, there is no standardised method for quantifying their severity in stable disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the EXACT-Respiratory Symptom (E-RS) measure, a daily diary comprising 11 of the 14 items in the Exacerbations of Chronic Pulmonary Disease Tool (EXACT). METHODS(More)
The aim of the current study was to identify and evaluate cutoffs for mild, moderate, and severe ranges of Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) scores. Data were from a four-week randomized trial of treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. Measures included the HAM-A, SF-36, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Clinical Global Impressions(More)