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Developing and validating a Chinese instrument to measure lower urinary tract symptoms among employed women in Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17142154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), including urinary incontinence, negatively affect women's quality of life. Employed women are particularly prone to experiencing the negative aspects of LUTS due to their irregular access to toilet facilities. In Taiwan, about 70% of women 25-44 years of age are employed, yet little research on LUTS in the workplace has been conducted. In this article, the development of a Chinese instrument for estimating prevalence of LUTS and identifying factors related to LUTS among employed women is discussed. After instrument-generation and translations, content validity of the instrument was assessed and found to be satisfactory. Following a pilot test, psychometric testing of the instrument (which included test-retest reliability and internal consistency) was conducted. Test-retest reliability for the majority of the items and internal consistency for the construct LUTS were adequate. Based on initial psychometric testing, the authors suggest the instrument is appropriate for use with women in Taiwan. Additional testing is recommended before being used with other populations.
Yuan-Mei Liao; Molly C Dougherty; Alice R Boyington; Mary R Lynn; Mary H Palmer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing outlook     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0029-6554     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Outlook     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-04     Completed Date:  2007-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401075     Medline TA:  Nurs Outlook     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu-Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Attitude to Health / ethnology
Health Services Needs and Demand
Life Style
Middle Aged
Models, Nursing
Nursing Assessment / methods*,  standards
Nursing Evaluation Research
Nursing Methodology Research
Occupational Health
Questionnaires / standards*
Risk Factors
Self Care
Sensitivity and Specificity
Toilet Facilities
Urination Disorders / diagnosis,  ethnology*,  prevention & control
Women, Working / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data

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