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Core Lower Urinary Tract Symptom score (CLSS) questionnaire: a reliable tool in the overall assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms.
Int J Urol. 2008 Sep; 15(9):816-20.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To identify the symptoms of higher relevance in patients complaining of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

METHODS

A questionnaire covering 25 LUTS as defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) terminology committee was administered to 1000 adults complaining of LUTS and 360 not complaining (controls). Symptoms were defined as 'highly relevant (core LUTS)' when indicated by at least 25% of symptomatic patients with nine common diseases/conditions as one of the three symptoms that had a significant impact on their daily life.

RESULTS

Ten symptoms (daytime frequency, nocturia, urgency, urgency incontinence, stress incontinence, slow urinary stream, straining, feeling of incomplete emptying, bladder pain, and urethral pain) were selected as being of high relevance. Core LUTS all showed significantly higher scores in the symptomatic patients than in the controls and they were not correlated with other more prevalent symptoms. The Core LUTS score (CLSS) questionnaire derived from these 10 symptoms was confirmed as showing test-retest reliability.

CONCLUSIONS

Of 25 LUTS defined by the ICS committee, 10 symptoms were selected as core LUTS. The CLSS, a questionnaire for core LUTS, provides an overall assessment of relevant symptoms without significant omissions. It might be useful for new patients, those with multiple diseases, and those without a definite diagnosis, as well as before and after interventions that may cause other symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. homma-uro@umin.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18657204

Citation

Homma, Yukio, et al. "Core Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Score (CLSS) Questionnaire: a Reliable Tool in the Overall Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms." International Journal of Urology : Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association, vol. 15, no. 9, 2008, pp. 816-20.
Homma Y, Yoshida M, Yamanishi T, et al. Core Lower Urinary Tract Symptom score (CLSS) questionnaire: a reliable tool in the overall assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms. Int J Urol. 2008;15(9):816-20.
Homma, Y., Yoshida, M., Yamanishi, T., & Gotoh, M. (2008). Core Lower Urinary Tract Symptom score (CLSS) questionnaire: a reliable tool in the overall assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms. International Journal of Urology : Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association, 15(9), 816-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2042.2008.02121.x
Homma Y, et al. Core Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Score (CLSS) Questionnaire: a Reliable Tool in the Overall Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. Int J Urol. 2008;15(9):816-20. PubMed PMID: 18657204.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Core Lower Urinary Tract Symptom score (CLSS) questionnaire: a reliable tool in the overall assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms. AU - Homma,Yukio, AU - Yoshida,Masaki, AU - Yamanishi,Tomonori, AU - Gotoh,Momokazu, Y1 - 2008/07/16/ PY - 2008/7/29/pubmed PY - 2009/1/28/medline PY - 2008/7/29/entrez SP - 816 EP - 20 JF - International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association JO - Int J Urol VL - 15 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To identify the symptoms of higher relevance in patients complaining of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). METHODS: A questionnaire covering 25 LUTS as defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) terminology committee was administered to 1000 adults complaining of LUTS and 360 not complaining (controls). Symptoms were defined as 'highly relevant (core LUTS)' when indicated by at least 25% of symptomatic patients with nine common diseases/conditions as one of the three symptoms that had a significant impact on their daily life. RESULTS: Ten symptoms (daytime frequency, nocturia, urgency, urgency incontinence, stress incontinence, slow urinary stream, straining, feeling of incomplete emptying, bladder pain, and urethral pain) were selected as being of high relevance. Core LUTS all showed significantly higher scores in the symptomatic patients than in the controls and they were not correlated with other more prevalent symptoms. The Core LUTS score (CLSS) questionnaire derived from these 10 symptoms was confirmed as showing test-retest reliability. CONCLUSIONS: Of 25 LUTS defined by the ICS committee, 10 symptoms were selected as core LUTS. The CLSS, a questionnaire for core LUTS, provides an overall assessment of relevant symptoms without significant omissions. It might be useful for new patients, those with multiple diseases, and those without a definite diagnosis, as well as before and after interventions that may cause other symptoms. SN - 1442-2042 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18657204/Core_Lower_Urinary_Tract_Symptom_score__CLSS__questionnaire:_a_reliable_tool_in_the_overall_assessment_of_lower_urinary_tract_symptoms_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2042.2008.02121.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -