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IPSS: Visual alternatives to aid comprehension and new risk prediction models

Presented By
Dr Florine Schlatmann; Prof. Stavros Gravas
Conference
EAU 2021
Many patients find it difficult to complete the international prostate symptom score (IPSS) questionnaire, making its reliability uncertain. To gain insight into the problems with understanding the IPSS, a qualitative study assessed this questionnaire and 2 visual alternatives [1]. Furthermore, a predictive analytics solution was developed to project the change in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and risk of acute urinary retention or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-related surgery [2]. Up to 29% of Europeans have a limited health literacy, leading to difficulty with completing the IPSS questionnaire. This led to the development of 2 visual alternatives: the South African Visual Prostate Symptom Score (VPSS) and the French Score Visuel Prostatique en Images (SVPI). In a first qualitative study, the IPSS and the 2 visual alternatives were assessed by Dr Florine Schlatmann (University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands) and colleagues [1]. It w...


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