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Authors: Schönburg, Sandra
Murgas, Sandra
Fornara, Paolo
Michel, Martin C.
Title: Associations between the Patient Perception of Bladder Condition score and overactive bladder syndrome symptoms at baseline and upon treatment
Online publication date: 19-Jan-2023
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: Background Patient-reported outcomes such as the Patient Perception of Bladder Condition (PPBC) score are frequently used to characterize overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) patients and their treatment outcomes. However, little information is available on the relationship of such scores to OAB symptoms at the individual patient level. Methods We have performed a post hoc analysis of two large noninterventional studies (n = 1345 and 745) in which patients received propiverine extended release (30 or 45 mg/day) for 12 weeks to determine the strength of nonparametric correlations between PPBC and OAB symptoms at baseline, after treatment and with treatment-associated changes thereof. Results PPBC was not correlated with age but with episode frequencies of urgency, incontinence, micturitions, and nocturia, but the strength of correlations was only moderate (Spearman rank correlation coefficient 0.2045−0.3553). Similarly moderate correlations were observed after treatment and when changes in PPBC were compared to those of OAB symptoms, although these correlations were somewhat stronger. Conclusions PPBC is only moderately correlated to OAB symptoms indicating that it characterizes patients beyond what is captured by their symptoms.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC-ND
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Journal: Neurourology and urodynamics
Pages or article number: 1399
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
Publisher place: Chichester u.a.
Issue date: 2022
ISSN: 1520-6777
Publisher DOI: 10.1002/nau.24960
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