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Table 4 External criterion measures for validation assessment

From: Rationale and design of the validation of bladder health instrument for evaluation in women (VIEW) protocol

Measure Data source Data method Validation type
Same source, same method (self-reported measures)
PLUS-BHI Self Survey
MOS-SF 36* Self Survey Convergent
KHQ Self Survey Convergent
UDI-6 Self Survey Convergent
POPDI Self Survey Divergent
CRADI Self Survey Divergent
BFLUTS Self Survey Convergent
Same source, different method
Bladder diaries:
Self Activity log Convergent
Different source, different method
Judge BH rating:
Other/expert Qualitative Convergent
Different independent source, different method (objective measures)
PTT Other/technical Volume calculation Convergent
Uroflowmetry Voiding dynamics Rate calculation Convergent
PVR volume Imaging Volume calculation Convergent
Urinalysis Dipstick/biologic Standardized lab Analysis Convergent
  1. *Ten selected items from the Medical Outcome Study Short Form Health Survey (MOS SF-36)
  2. KHQ, King’s Health Questionnaire; UDI, Urogenital Distress Inventory; BFLUTS, Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract; PFDI-20, Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory; CRADI, colorectal and anal distress inventory; POPDI, pelvic organ prolapse distress inventory; PPT, Paper Towel Test for stress incontinence; PVR, post-void residual volume measurement by bladder scan