Introduction: Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), which include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and gastrointestinal disorders, affect over 20% of the adult population. Prevalence may also be underestimated, since a certain portion of patients may be reluctant to talk to physicians about PFDs due to embarrassment. Consequently, there is a need for self-assessed diagnostic tools with the capability to screen population and collect clinical information. Symptom and quality of life (QoL) questionnaires - also identified as patient-reported outcomes (PROs) - have been developed with this purpose. Despite the large number of questionnaires available for the assessment of PFDs and QoL-related issues in the English language, few of them have been validated for the Italian language. The objective of this article is to update the list of Italian-validated PROs for PFDs along with practical information concerning literature references and suggestions on how to obtain every single questionnaire. Evidence acquisition: PubMed/MEDLINE databases and websites were used to update the list of available Italian-validated questionnaires about PFDs. Once identified, the possibility to get a copy of the questionnaire was verified and steps to obtain it are reported in the tables. Evidence synthesis: Eight additional questionnaires validated into the Italian language, for diagnosis and overall management of common urinary, vaginal, sexual and bowel conditions, were retrieved. The complete list of PFDs PROS is reported in a modular format for consultation. Conclusions: This format is intended to serve as a tool to promote appropriateness in PROs adoption while investigating PFDs in Italian patients.

Update on Italian-validated questionnaires for pelvic floor disorders

Braga A.;Serati M.;Soligo M.;Caccia G.;Castronovo F.;
2023-01-01

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Introduction: Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), which include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and gastrointestinal disorders, affect over 20% of the adult population. Prevalence may also be underestimated, since a certain portion of patients may be reluctant to talk to physicians about PFDs due to embarrassment. Consequently, there is a need for self-assessed diagnostic tools with the capability to screen population and collect clinical information. Symptom and quality of life (QoL) questionnaires - also identified as patient-reported outcomes (PROs) - have been developed with this purpose. Despite the large number of questionnaires available for the assessment of PFDs and QoL-related issues in the English language, few of them have been validated for the Italian language. The objective of this article is to update the list of Italian-validated PROs for PFDs along with practical information concerning literature references and suggestions on how to obtain every single questionnaire. Evidence acquisition: PubMed/MEDLINE databases and websites were used to update the list of available Italian-validated questionnaires about PFDs. Once identified, the possibility to get a copy of the questionnaire was verified and steps to obtain it are reported in the tables. Evidence synthesis: Eight additional questionnaires validated into the Italian language, for diagnosis and overall management of common urinary, vaginal, sexual and bowel conditions, were retrieved. The complete list of PFDs PROS is reported in a modular format for consultation. Conclusions: This format is intended to serve as a tool to promote appropriateness in PROs adoption while investigating PFDs in Italian patients.
2023
Braga, A.; Barba, M.; Serati, M.; Soligo, M.; Li Marzi, V.; Finazzi Agrò, E.; Musco, S.; Caccia, G.; Castronovo, F.; Manodoro, S.; Frigerio, M.
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