"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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Neil Hamilton Fairley Overseas Clinical Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
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.