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Antibiotics 2018, 7(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics7020043

Reevaluation of the Acute Cystitis Symptom Score, a Self-Reporting Questionnaire. Part II. Patient-Reported Outcome Assessment

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State Institution “Republican Specialized Scientific-Practical Medical Center of Urology”, Tashkent 100109, Uzbekistan
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Clinic of Urology, Pediatric Urology, and Andrology, Justus Liebig University, 35392 Giessen, Germany
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Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany
Current address: Karl-Bickleder-Str. 44c, 94315 Straubing, Germany.
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Received: 15 April 2018 / Revised: 12 May 2018 / Accepted: 16 May 2018 / Published: 21 May 2018
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Abstract

This study aimed to reevaluate the Acute Cystitis Symptom Score (ACSS). The ACSS is a self-reporting questionnaire for the clinical diagnosis of acute uncomplicated cystitis (AC) and the assessment of symptomatic changes after therapy in female patients with AC. The part II of the present study was to reevaluate the utility of the different domains of the ACSS after therapy. The applicability of these domains in assessing changes in symptoms, as a function of time, in this population was investigated. The ACSS was evaluated in 48 female patients (mean age 31.1 ± 10.6) in the Uzbek and Russian languages, who returned after therapy and filled in part B of the ACSS, which corresponds to part A with the additional “Dynamics” domain. Descriptive statistics were used, where suitable. The reduction of typical symptoms and quality of life assessment between first and follow-up visit correlated significantly with answers in the “Dynamics” domain. Success/Cure and Non-success/Failure could be clearly differentiated by the scores obtained in “Typical” and “Quality of Life” domains. The ACSS has proven to be a useful instrument to clinically diagnose AC in women. It is also a suitable instrument for patient-reported outcome measures, with applicability both in daily practice and clinical studies. Slight modifications in the “Dynamics” domain will even increase the applicability. View Full-Text
Keywords: cystitis; female; quality of life; urinary tract infection; Acute Cystitis Symptom Score; questionnaire; patient-reported outcome cystitis; female; quality of life; urinary tract infection; Acute Cystitis Symptom Score; questionnaire; patient-reported outcome
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Alidjanov, J.F.; Naber, K.G.; Abdufattaev, U.A.; Pilatz, A.; Wagenlehner, F.M. Reevaluation of the Acute Cystitis Symptom Score, a Self-Reporting Questionnaire. Part II. Patient-Reported Outcome Assessment. Antibiotics 2018, 7, 43.

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