Standardization of outcome studies in patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction: a report on general principles from the Standardisation Committee of the International Continence Society.

@article{Mattiasson1998StandardizationOO,
  title={Standardization of outcome studies in patients with lower urinary tract dysfunction: a report on general principles from the Standardisation Committee of the International Continence Society.},
  author={Anders Mattiasson and Jens Christian Djurhuus and David Fonda and Gunnar Lose and J\orgen Nordling and Manfred Stoehrer},
  journal={Neurourology and urodynamics},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={249-53}
}
Scientific evaluation of the outcome of therapeutic interventions in patients is not possible without assessment both before and after the intervention. The methods and measurements used must conform to set criteria in order that they may be applied to all interventions so that comparison between studies may be made. They must be valid, accurate, precise, reliable, and repeatable using a test-retest variation. Evaluations should be properly directed, such that the right variable is measured… CONTINUE READING

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