Journal article

"We Used a Validated Questionnaire": What Does This Mean and Is It an Accurate Statement in Urologic Research?

Adam S Dowrick, Addie C Wootten, Declan G Murphy, Anthony J Costello

Urology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To educate a clinical audience of what the specific meaning of the term "validated questionnaire" means from a research methodology perspective when used in a journal article or a conference presentation. METHODS: To emphasize what is meant by the term "validated questionnaire," we reviewed the most commonly used prostate-specific, patient-reported, outcome assessment instruments and discuss which have been appropriately validated for use in patients having surgery for localized prostate cancer. RESULTS: Not all the prostate-specific instruments used to assess outcomes after surgical treatment for localized prostate cancer have been validated for use in this population. In particu..

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Grants

Awarded by Neil Hamilton Fairley Overseas Clinical Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

Adam S. Dowrick was supported by a Neil Hamilton Fairley Overseas Clinical Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (581510). The remaining authors declare that they have no relevant financial interests.