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OBJECTIVES Although the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) has often been used for female lower urinary tract symptoms (FLUTS), the psychometric properties of IPSS for FLUTS have not been studied. We investigated the reliability and validity of IPSS for FLUTS. METHODS Two samples were prepared. Sample A consisted of 227 women and 455 men who(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the reliability and validity of the King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ) in both genders, which was originally developed as a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for female urinary incontinence for general lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Data from the International Prostate Symptom Score(More)
AIMS To estimate the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in Japanese people, and the relationships to aging and sex, we carried out the present population-based study. METHODS The present study included 1198 men aged 60.7 ± 12.5 years and 1218 women aged 60.8 ± 12.7 years who participated in a study of aging carried out at the National(More)
Almost all geriatricians know the three letters “CGA” and many know the 1984 New England Journal of Medicine paper describing the randomized control trial of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). The author of this 1984 CGA paper, Dr Laurence Z. Rubenstein, says that CGA is a multidimensional, interdisciplinary diagnostic process to identify care needs,(More)
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