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DEVELOPMENT OF AN APPLICATION FOR RECORDING URINATION DATA AND FOR CALCULATION OF INTERNATIONAL PROSTATE SYMPTOMS SCORE (I-PSS), INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS FOR HYPERACTIVE BLADDER INCONTINENCE (ICIQ-OAB) AND FEMALE LOWER URINARY SYMPTOMS (ICIQ-FLUTS)

Grant number: 22/09990-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2023
Effective date (End): April 30, 2024
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Surgery
Principal Investigator:Cássio Luís Zanettini Riccetto
Grantee:Vinicius Camargo Achermann
Host Institution: Hospital de Clínicas (HC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Lower urinary tract symptoms affect a large part of the adult population. Furthermore, its prevalence increases with the aging of the population. In addition to physical symptoms, it causes individual economic consequences and for the health system, absenteeism and psychological repercussions for the individual. The voiding diary and symptom questionnaires allow quantifying the intensity of symptoms. Objectives: (a) to develop an application for cell phones to obtain daily voiding data, from which the scores of the International Prostate Symptoms Score (I-PSS), International Consensus for Incontinence Overactive Bladder (ICIQ-OAB) and Female Lower Urinary Symptoms (ICIQ-FLUTS) questionnaires will be digitally calculated; (b) compare the scores obtained through the application with the same scores obtained by completing the questionnaires printed on paper; (c) correlate the agreements and discrepancies between the digital scores and those obtained from the printed questionnaires with the sociodemographic aspects of the participants. Methods: an application will be developed in partnership with the Junior Computing Company of UNICAMP (CONPEC) that will be made available to patients assisted at the Functional Urology and Female Urology outpatient clinics of HC-UNICAMP, who agree to participate in the research. In male patients, the scores of the I-PSS and ICIQ-OAB questionnaires will be obtained, and in female patients, the scores of the ICIQ-OAB and FLUTS questionnaires will be obtained. Patients will be randomized to initially fill out the paper questionnaires or to use the questionnaire and after a period of 4 weeks, those who completed the printed version will start using the application and vice versa. The data will be arranged in an Excel spreadsheet. Sample calculations will be performed throughout the inclusion of subjects in the research, until reaching a sample power of 0.8. Sample normality analysis (Kolmogorov-Smirnov) will be performed, followed by comparison and correlation tests, which will include comparative analyzes between groups and analysis of variance, if the data present normal distribution, or the Kruskal-Wallis test, if the data do not show normal distribution. Likewise, for correlational analysis, Pearson or Spearman tests will be used. Categorical variables will be analyzed using chi-square tests or Fisher's exact test.

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