Using GI-specific patient outcome measures in renal transplant patients: Validation of the GSRS and GIQLI

@article{Kleinman2006UsingGP,
  title={Using GI-specific patient outcome measures in renal transplant patients: Validation of the GSRS and GIQLI},
  author={Leah Kleinman and Anne Kilburg and Gerardo Machnicki and Randall J. Faull and Rowan G. Walker and Ramesh Prasad and Patrice Ambuehl and Udo Bahner and Mary Kay Margolis},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={1223-1232}
}
Introduction: Gastrointestinal (GI) side-effects occur frequently as a result of immunosuppressant regimens used in renal transplant patients. Little effort has been made to quantify the impact of these side-effects on patients’ health-related quality of life and symptom severity. Objective: To assess the psychometric characteristics of two GI-specific outcome instruments (the Gastrointestinal Rating Scale (GSRS) and the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI)) for use in post-renal… CONTINUE READING

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