Correlation of the American Urological Association symptom index with self-administered versions of the Madsen-Iversen, Boyarsky and Maine Medical Assessment Program Symptom indexes

M. J. Barry, F. J. Fowler, M. P. O'Leary, R. C. Bruskewitz, H. L. Holtgrewe, W. K. Mebust, J. G. Blaivas, A. T.K. Cockett, A. J. Wein

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Abstract

We correlated the American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index with other indexes that have been used to measure symptoms for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and compared their psychometric properties. A self- administered questionnaire that allowed derivation of AUA, Maine Medical Assessment Program, Madsen-Iversen and Boyarsky symptom scores was completed by 76 men with clinically defined BPH, 59 younger control subjects, and 27 men before and after prostatectomy. The scores from the 4 indexes were strongly correlated (r = 0.77 to 0.93). All 4 indexes had good internal consistency and test-retest reliabilities. All indexes were predictive of patient global ratings of the degree of bother from the urinary condition. The AUA index discriminated BPH patients from controls significantly better than the Maine Medical Assessment Program index, and equivalently to the Madsen-Iversen and Boyarsky indexes (despite having fewer items). All 4 indexes were responsive when BPH patients underwent prostatectomy, although the AUA and Madsen-Iversen indexes were significantly more sensitive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1558-1563
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume148
Issue number5 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Keywords

  • prostatic diseases
  • prostatic hypertrophy
  • statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Barry, M. J., Fowler, F. J., O'Leary, M. P., Bruskewitz, R. C., Holtgrewe, H. L., Mebust, W. K., Blaivas, J. G., Cockett, A. T. K., & Wein, A. J. (1992). Correlation of the American Urological Association symptom index with self-administered versions of the Madsen-Iversen, Boyarsky and Maine Medical Assessment Program Symptom indexes. Journal of Urology, 148(5 I), 1558-1563. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5347(17)36967-7