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Quality of life and urolithiasis: the patient - reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS)

Overview of attention for article published in International braz j urol, October 2017
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Title
Quality of life and urolithiasis: the patient - reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS)
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International braz j urol, October 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1677-5538.ibju.2016.0649
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Nishant Patel, Robert D. Brown, Carl Sarkissian, Shubha De, Manoj Monga

Abstract

With a high rate of recurrence, urolithiasis is a chronic disease that impacts quality of life. The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System is an NIH validated questionnaire to assess patient quality of life. We evaluated the impact of urolithiasis on quality of life using the NIH-sponsored PROMIS-43 questionnaire. Patients reporting to the kidney stone clinic were interviewed to collect information on stone history and demographic information and were asked to complete the PROMIS-43 questionnaire. Quality of life scores were analyzed using gender and age matched groups for the general US population. Statistical comparisons were made based on demographic information and patient stone history. Statistical significance was P<0.05. 103 patients completed the survey. 36% of respondents were male, the average age of the group was 52 years old, with 58% primary income earners, and 35% primary caregivers. 7% had never passed a stone or had a procedure while 17% passed 10 or more stones in their lifetime. Overall, pain and physical function were worse in patients with urolithiasis. Primary income earners had better quality of life while primary caregivers and those with other chronic medical conditions were worse. Patients on dietary and medical therapy had better quality of life scores. Urolithiasis patients subjectively have worse pain and physical function than the general population. The impact of pain on quality of life was greatest in those patients who had more stone episodes, underscoring the importance of preventive measures. Stone prevention measures improve quality of life.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 15%
Researcher 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 13 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Psychology 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 14 41%

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#8,832,445
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#103
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#198,800
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Outputs of similar age from International braz j urol
#1
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