Retrospective Study
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World J Clin Urol. Sep 12, 2020; 9(1): 9-15
Published online Sep 12, 2020. doi: 10.5410/wjcu.v9.i1.9
Evaluation of patient reported outcome measures post urethroplasty: Piloting a “Trifecta” approach
Michelle Ong, Catriona Duncan, Matthew McGrail, Devang J Desai
Michelle Ong, Catriona Duncan, Devang J Desai, Department of Urology, Toowoomba Hospital, Toowoomba 4350, Queensland, Australia
Matthew McGrail, Department of Head Regional Training Hub Research, University of Queensland Rural Clinical School, Rockhampton 4700, Queensland, Australia
Devang J Desai, University of Queensland Rural Clinical School, Toowoomba 4350, Queensland, Australia
Author contributions: Ong M and Duncan C were involved in study design, data collection, and manuscript writing; McGrail M was involved in statistical analysis of the data and collation of tables and result graphs; Desai D was involved through the supervision of the study and revision of the subsequent drafts of the manuscript; All authors have read and approve the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The collection of this data was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of Darling Downs Health Service.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We can declare that there are no conflict of interests
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Michelle Ong, MBBS, Doctor, Department of Urology, Toowoomba Hospital, 154 Pechey Street, Toowoomba 4350, Queensland, Australia.
Received: March 22, 2020
Peer-review started: March 22, 2020
First decision: April 18, 2020
Revised: May 27, 2020
Accepted: September 1, 2020
Article in press: September 1, 2020
Published online: September 12, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: This study demonstrates the use of a modified abridged patient reported outcome measure in patients undergoing buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty for urethral strictures. A significant improvement in compliance rate was observed indicating that this modified version may be a useful screening tool to accurately evaluate patient satisfaction post-operatively.