Measurement of Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis
Urologic Clinics of North America
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Interstitial cystitis is a disease of unknown cause that occurs predominantly in middle-aged women5. Estimates of incidence range from 18 to 43 cases per 100,000 women; however, the condition is difficult to diagnose and the actual incidence of interstitial cystitis ma be much higher.1 One impediment to accurate diagnosis and monitoring of patients with this disease has been the absence of a reliable and valid measure of interstitial cystitis symptoms. The purpose of this article is to report the development of a scale to measure symptoms of interstitial cystitis and to provide preliminary evidence of its reliability and validity.
McCarthy, Donna O., "Measurement of Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis" (1994). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 234.