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OBJECTIVES To report on the further development of the Incontinence Quality of Life Instrument (I-QOL), a self-report quality of life measure specific to urinary incontinence (UI), including its measurement model, responsiveness, and effect size. METHODS Incontinent female patients (141 with stress, 147 with mixed UI) completed the I-QOL and comparative(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to develop a self-report quality of life measure specific to urinary incontinence (I-QOL) that could be used as an outcome measure in clinical trials and in patient care centers. METHODS The I-QOL was developed from interviews of 20 individuals with urinary incontinence. Refining the questionnaire was accomplished by(More)
BACKGROUND Screening surveys of depressive symptoms were conducted among primary care patients at six sites in different countries. The LIDO Study was designed to assess quality of life and economic correlates of depression and its treatment in culturally diverse primary health care settings. This paper describes: (1) the association between depressive(More)
The use of electronic data capture (EDC) to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) using validated questionnaires is increasing; however, it must be determined how data collected electronically correlate with the original mode of administration used in validation. Our objective was to compare paper and electronic administration of the standardized(More)
OBJECTIVES To translate and validate a urinary incontinence-specific measure of quality of life (I-QOL) in French, Spanish, Swedish, and German and provide translations only into seven other languages and variants of these languages. METHODS Quality of life and linguistic experts prepared two forward translations from American English to their native(More)
Using a number of agonist and antagonist compounds, we attempted to characterize the responses and receptors involved in the effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the in situ blood perfused rat mesentery. An intra-arterial (i.a.) bolus injection of 5-HT increased mesenteric perfusion pressure in a dose-dependent way but did not change the systemic blood(More)
In vitro, reticuline, norarmepavine, coclaurine, and papaverine competitively antagonize the uterine muscular contractions induced by acetylcholine and calcium. The antagonism is more efficient for the alkaloid coclaurine which is even stronger than papaverine. The pA2 values obtained with each of the four alkaloids for both agents, acetylcholine and(More)
This cooperative study assessed prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) and risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 541 patients with de novo myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and deletion 5q. Additional chromosomal abnormalities were strongly related to different patients' characteristics. In multivariate analysis, the most important(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has become a powerful technique for prognostic assessment in multiple myeloma (MM). However, the existence of associations between cytogenetic abnormalities compels us to re-assess the value of each abnormality. A total of 260 patients with MM at the time of diagnosis, enrolled in the GEM-2000 Spanish transplant(More)