Validation of a new quality of life questionnaire for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  title={Validation of a new quality of life questionnaire for benign prostatic hyperplasia.},
  author={Robert S. Epstein and Patricia A Deverka and Christopher G. Chute and L A Panser and Joseph E. Oesterling and Michael M. Lieber and Skai W. Schwartz and Donald E. Patrick},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={45 12},
In planning a longitudinal study to characterize the natural history of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), we validated a new disease-specific quality of life questionnaire in a pilot study. We studied 110 men in Rochester, Minnesota who spanned the severity of BPH, from men with no known BPH to men who underwent surgery for this condition. Baseline data were obtained on all men, and the 30 who underwent prostatectomy were re-interviewed to test responsiveness. Reproducibility was examined on… CONTINUE READING

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