Development and validation of a patient-assessed gastroparesis symptom severity measure: the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index.

@article{Revicki2003DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a patient-assessed gastroparesis symptom severity measure: the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index.},
  author={Dennis A. Revicki and Anne M. Rentz and Dominique Dubois and Peter J. Kahrilas and Vincenzo Stanghellini and Nicholas J Talley and Jan Tack},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={141-50}
}
BACKGROUND Patient-based symptom assessments are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments for gastroparesis. AIM To summarize the development and measurement qualities of the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI), a new measure of gastroparesis-related symptoms. METHODS The GCSI was based on reviews of the medical literature, clinician interviews and patient focus groups. The measurement qualities (i.e. reliability, validity) of the GCSI were examined in 169… CONTINUE READING

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