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Validation studies of the Pregnancy Unique-Quantification of Emesis (PUQE) scores.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16147725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis (PUQE) is a scoring system to quantify the severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Based on quantification of the 3 physical symptoms of NVP (nausea, vomiting and retching), PUQE closely correlates with the validated but much more complex Rhodes' score. We examined the ability of PUQE to predict four independent aspects of NVP: (a) pregnant women's ability to take multivitamins. (b) rates of emergency room visits and hospitalisation for NVP. (c) health cost of NVP. (d) women's self scores of well-being in NVP. Using large prospective cohorts of women for each end point, severity of NVP measured by PUQE had significant predictive value for all 4 aspects sought. PUQE has been validated through 4 independent clinical outcomes of direct importance and relevance for NVP. The simplicity of PUQE and the ease of its execution make it a practical tool for both clinical follow-up and research.
G Koren; C Piwko; E Ahn; R Boskovic; C Maltepe; A Einarson; Y Navioz; W J Ungar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-08     Completed Date:  2005-10-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Motherisk Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Service, Hospital / utilization
Health Care Costs
Health Status
Morning Sickness / diagnosis*
Prenatal Care
Severity of Illness Index*
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