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The mediating factors in the relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms and health-related quality of life

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, November 2017
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Title
The mediating factors in the relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms and health-related quality of life
Published in
BMC Research Notes, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2928-7
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Authors

Weng-Yee Chin, Edmond P. H. Choi, Eric Y. F. Wan, Cindy L. K. Lam

Abstract

An earlier study found that mental health partially mediates the relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) severity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In other words, LUTS adversely affects mental health, which in turn adversely affects HRQOL. A major limitation of the previous study was its cross-sectional design. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether changes in mental health mediated the association between changes in the severity of LUTS and changes in HRQOL over 24 months by using Baron and Kenny's regression procedure and Preacher and Hayes's bootstrapping method. We found that changes in mental health were a mediator in the relationship between the change of LUTS severity and the change of LUTS-specific HRQOL. Changes in LUTS severity lead to changes in mental health, which in turn affects the change of LUTS-specific HRQOL. It was observed however that changes in mental health did not mediate the relationship between the change of LUTS severity and the change of the physical aspects of generic HRQOL. These findings suggest that in order to optimize LUTS-specific HRQOL, both LUTS severity and mental health may need to be addressed concurrently.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 7%
Researcher 3 7%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 24 59%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Unspecified 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 28 68%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 November 2017.
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#7,612,258
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Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#1,363
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#187,916
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#103
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