Development and validation of a tool for patient reporting of symptoms and signs of the post-thrombotic syndrome.

@article{Utne2016DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a tool for patient reporting of symptoms and signs of the post-thrombotic syndrome.},
  author={Kristin Kornelia Utne and Waleed Ghanima and Siv Foyn and Susan R. Kahn and Per M Sandset and Hilde Skuterud Wik},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2016},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={361-7}
}
Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a long-term complication of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). The Villalta scale is the recommended tool for diagnosing PTS, but requires a clinician's assessment in addition to patient self-assessment. In the present study, we validated a self-administered tool for patient reporting of leg symptoms and signs as a mean to assess PTS. We first validated a form for patient self-reported Villalta (PRV1), then developed and validated a visually assisted form (PRV2). The… CONTINUE READING
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