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Comprehensive evaluation of bladder and urethral dysfunction symptoms: development and psychometric validation of the Urinary Symptom Profile (USP) questionnaire.

Objectives
To develop and validate a standardized tool assessing urinary symptoms among men and women with stress, urge, frequency, or urinary obstructive symptoms for use in clinical practice to complement clinical measures and diagnosis.

Methods
After development by an advisory committee and comprehension testing with patients, the Urinary Symptoms Profile (USP) item content and validity were evaluated by clinicians. Patients with urinary symptoms (n = 253) and without symptoms (n = 75) completed the final questionnaire at day 0 and day 7. Psychometric properties were assessed, including construct and clinical validity, reliability, and predictive ability for detection of and differentiation between urinary disorders.

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