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Are three-day voiding diaries feasible and reliable? Results from the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) cohort.

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Cameron, AP; Wiseman, JB; Smith, AR; Merion, RM; Gillespie, BW; Bradley, CS; Amundsen, CL; Yang, CC; Lai, HH; DeLancey, JOL; Helmuth, ME ...
Published in: Neurourol Urodyn
November 2019

AIMS: The aims of this study were to assess the completeness of voiding diaries in a research context and to correlate diary data with patient-reported questionnaires. METHODS: Men and women enrolled in the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) were given a 3-day voiding and fluid-intake diary to fill-out. Diaries were assessed for completeness and intake-output imbalances. They were assigned to one of four categories based on a percentage of missing data and fluid imbalance: no diary submitted, unusable (>40% missing void or intake volumes, or unphysiological fluid imbalance), usable but not complete, and complete. RESULTS: A total of 1064 participants were enrolled and 85% (n = 902) returned the bladder diary. Of the diaries returned, 94% (n = 845) had data on three separate days, 87% (n = 786) had no missing intake volumes, 61% (n = 547) had no missing voided volumes, and 70% (n = 635) had a fluid imbalance within 3 L across the 3-day time period, resulting in 50% (n = 448) of participants with 100% complete diaries. Younger age was associated with a higher likelihood of not submitting a diary, or submitting an unusable diary. Women had a higher likelihood of submitting an unusable diary or a usable but incomplete diary. CONCLUSION: Overall, 50% of LURN participants returned voiding diaries with perfectly complete data. Incomplete data for voided volumes was the most common deficiency. There was only a moderate correlation between diary data and questionnaire responses, indicating that diaries are a source of unique information.

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Neurourol Urodyn

DOI

EISSN

1520-6777

Publication Date

November 2019

Volume

38

Issue

8

Start / End Page

2185 / 2193

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Urination
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Records
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Humans
 

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Cameron, A. P., Wiseman, J. B., Smith, A. R., Merion, R. M., Gillespie, B. W., Bradley, C. S., … LURN Study Group, . (2019). Are three-day voiding diaries feasible and reliable? Results from the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) cohort. Neurourol Urodyn, 38(8), 2185–2193. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24113
Cameron, Anne P., Jonathan B. Wiseman, Abigail R. Smith, Robert M. Merion, Brenda W. Gillespie, Catherine S. Bradley, Cindy L. Amundsen, et al. “Are three-day voiding diaries feasible and reliable? Results from the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) cohort.Neurourol Urodyn 38, no. 8 (November 2019): 2185–93. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24113.
Cameron AP, Wiseman JB, Smith AR, Merion RM, Gillespie BW, Bradley CS, et al. Are three-day voiding diaries feasible and reliable? Results from the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) cohort. Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 Nov;38(8):2185–93.
Cameron, Anne P., et al. “Are three-day voiding diaries feasible and reliable? Results from the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) cohort.Neurourol Urodyn, vol. 38, no. 8, Nov. 2019, pp. 2185–93. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/nau.24113.
Cameron AP, Wiseman JB, Smith AR, Merion RM, Gillespie BW, Bradley CS, Amundsen CL, Yang CC, Lai HH, DeLancey JOL, Helmuth ME, Bradley MS, Agochukwu N, Andreev VP, Kirkali Z, Clemens JQ, LURN Study Group. Are three-day voiding diaries feasible and reliable? Results from the Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) cohort. Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 Nov;38(8):2185–2193.
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Published In

Neurourol Urodyn

DOI

EISSN

1520-6777

Publication Date

November 2019

Volume

38

Issue

8

Start / End Page

2185 / 2193

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urology & Nephrology
  • Urination
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Records
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Humans