Validation of the spanish version of the pediatric lower urinary tract symptoms scale (PLUTSS)


Somoza-Argibay I., Mendez-Gallart R., Rodriguez-Ruiz M., Vergara I., Pertega S., Akbal C.

ARCHIVOS ESPANOLES DE UROLOGIA, vol.70, no.7, pp.645-653, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVOS ESPANOLES DE UROLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-653

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (LUTD) is the most common clinical problem in pediatric urology. To our knowledge non-validated instruments properly designed to screen lower urinary tract symptoms in the pediatric population has been translated and adapted to Spanish population. Pediatric Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Score (PLUTSS) has proven to be a valid questionnaire for screening and evaluation of the response of children with LUTD to therapy. The aim of this study was to validate the PLUTSS questionnaire into Spanish, and put it to clinical use in pediatric patients, with cross-cultural equivalence to the original version.