The Danish Prostatic Symptom Score (DAN-PSS-1) questionnaire is reliable in stroke patients

Sigrid Tibaek, Rigmor Jensen, Peter Klarskov, Helle K. Iversen, Gunvor Gard

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Abstract

Aims: To investigate the test-retest reliability of Danish Prostatic Symptom Score (DAN-PSS-1) questionnaire in a sample of stroke patients. Methods: A prospective study design was used in which the stroke patients were invited to complete a postal self-administrated DAN-PSS-1 questionnaire twice. The questionnaire consists of 12 questions related to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The participants were asked to state the frequency and severity of their symptoms (symptom score) and its impact on their daily life (bother score). Seventy-one stroke patients were included and 59 (83%) answered the questionnaire twice. The reliability test was done in two aspects: (a) detecting the frequency of each symptom and its bother factor, the scores were reduced to a two-category scale (=0, > 0) and simple kappa statistics was used; (b) detecting the severity of each symptom and its bother factor, the total scale (0-3) and weighted kappa statistics was used. Results: The proportion of agreement for the frequency symptom scores ranged from 76% to 97% and the simple kappa coefficient ranged from poor (kappa = 0.00) to excellent (kappa = 0.91). The proportion of agreement for the corresponding bother scores ranged from 76% to 95% and the simple kappa coefficient ranged from good (kappa = 0.61) to excellent (kappa = 0.84). The weighted kappa coefficient for the severity symptom scores ranged from moderate (kappa(w) = 0.43) to good (kappa(w) = 0.75) and the corresponding bother scores ranged from moderate (kappa(w) = 0.48) to good (kappa(w) = 0.68). Conclusions: The DAN-PSS-1 questionnaire had acceptable test-retest reliability and may be suitable for measuring the frequency and severity of LUTS and its bother factor in stroke patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
JournalNeurourology and Urodynamics
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Physiotherapy (Closed 2012) (013042000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Urology and Nephrology

Keywords

  • stroke
  • DAN-PSS-1
  • LUTS
  • test-retest reliability

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